5 Reasons You’ll Want To Hire a Home Stager
There are plenty of simple things homeowners can do when decorating their homes for a sale. They can eliminate clutter, repaint walls, ceilings and other surfaces, add fresh flowers and so on. So you probably ask, why even pay a home stager?
Fir one, homeowners are often uncertain about the steps they should take – what paint colors to pick, what to do with the clutter, etc. As it is, selling a home can really be daunting. They generally lack real estate knowledge regarding their local markets and the way homes within their price range must look.
In contrast, a home stager can look at a home with a whole new perspective and view it in the eyes of as a highly meticulous buyer. If you’re thinking of selling your home and hiring a professional home stager, these advantages may just convince you to go right ahead with your plans:
1. A professional home stager knows exactly what should be done more quickly and cost-effectively than any amateur can.
2. A home stager has professional knowledge of what homes in varying price ranges look like and how they sell faster. They will make recommendations which your real estate agent may not offer simply because they are scared to lose the listing.
3. A home stager has no emotional attachment to anything in your home so they can decide more objectively in terms of which stuff should go or stay. Based on their expert vision, they can propose the best ways to move things around as necessary, such as any existing furniture you have, art and any accessories.
4. A home stager is able to pick new paint colors and flooring and countertops and other parts of your home that might just require a facelift. And they also have contacts with painters, tile installers, off-site storage facilities and other people or services that might be needed.
5. A home stager can quickly bring in new furniture, paintings and other decors that could fit your target better than what you currently have, or if your home is bare.
Home staging is not reserved for Hollywood celebrities or filthy rich businessmen. Even for the most modest home, staging can have a positively drastic effect on the selling price and the length of time it stays on the market. For instance, a home that has been for sale for months with the highest offer being $200,000 can easily be sold for at least $10,000 more with just around $400 worth of rearranged furniture, organized stuff and the entire house all cleaned up. Remember that people, home buyers included, are highly visual beings. Hence we say first impressions last, and a huge part of this first impression is visually derived.