A lot of times, homeowners may ask why staging is important when putting it on the market. Homes that are professionally staged and photographed sell quicker and for top dollar. Basically what every seller is hoping for. It’s a smart investment that typically pays for itself.
The process for staging a home usually happens in three steps. The first step being de-cluttering. I can’t tell you how many times I walk into a clients home, and they haven’t packed one box. Getting as much stuff, packed and out of sight must be step one. The goal is to convey a well-kept home.
The second step I almost always recommend is cleaning. Having a sparkling clean home before photos are taken is key. There’s a lot on a homeowners to do list when selling a home, so hiring a cleaning professional to get the job done is an inexpensive way to check and item off the list.
The last step in the process is the actual stage and photography. A stylist or stager will make sure that the home is de-personalized and “staged” in a way that will appeal to a broad range of potential buyers. It’s important to understand that once you decide to sell your home, you are marketing it just like any other product that is for sale.
Most times, a homeowner doesn’t even know where to begin, so I’ve created a checklist to help homeowners take the first few steps. And, as always, if you want to speak to a professional stylist, you can always reach me here.
If your a Realtor or homeowner looking to make a great impression on potential buyers, use my staging and photography check-sheet to ensure you convey a well-kept home. You can download your copy here: Staging & Photography checklist