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Sometimes, we just need a new perspective. Our consultants can provide you with some free and simple staging ideas or develop an entire plan for getting you from the first step through the last. Our first consultation is free. What do you have to lose?
Staging does exactly what it implies...it creates a positive and emotionally compelling experience for the buyer. This is done in much the same way that an artist creates a painting or a sculpture - through the combined use of fragrance, texture, color and light. Staging allows a property to tell the buyer a story about its unique features, its practical uses, its beauty and its potential. The buyer's brain does the rest of the work. The buyer may not remember the price or square footage, but they will remember the story of what their life could be like, living at that address.
When we look around our home, we interpret it through the lens of a life we've known there. But buyers will see your property from a completely different point of view. The very features that help you feel comfortable and relaxed in your private spaces may translate as dated or cluttered, to a buyer.
The majority of the population thinks in very concrete terms and may not have the ability to visualize a home beyond its present condition. Rooms designed for dining and sleeping appear to have an obvious function. However, leaving them empty or over crowding them with furniture and decor can leave buyers with a sense that the space is too small to serve its intended purpose. Staging can also help buyers to recognize the potential of odd spaces or exceptionally small or unusually shaped rooms.
Paint can be important to selling your home, as well. It is one of the most transformative things you can do with your staging budget. Specific colors can evoke emotional responses. Blending and changing colors from room to room can either provide buyers with a sense of continuity or an experience of defined and separate spaces.
"What if we have to LIVE in our home, while it is on the market?" Not every home we stage is a blank slate. Most people selling a home are living there and can't buy a new house until the one they already own is sold. We can help with that, as well! We can show you how to edit your furniture and decor as well as offer some great storage ideas to help you hide the clutter but still have easy access to things you need for your every day life. We can even replace your personal things with more neutral items to help ensure buyers can visualize their lives happening in your house. Your home does not have to look like it belongs on the cover of a magazine in order for it to sell. But when a buyer walks in, and they feel like the home should be featured on the cover of a magaizne...it will sell faster and for a higher price.
Cleaning and Repairing Damage
Never underestimate the power of a clean and well maintained space. A tiny powder room will feel like a bonus, when it is immaculate. Dirt, dust and grime will cause a buyer to perceive even a newer home as dated. However, an older home can feel move in ready, when it is sparkling clean and everything in it is in good working order.
Cleaning and repair is especially important to selling a home where there has been neglect, due to illness, hoarding, pets, or less than ideal tenants. Pet damage and odors will repel buyers, as opposed to enticing them in. Damaged walls and woodwork, loose cabinet doors, missing hardware, windows without screens - these are all red flags to buyers that the house is in disrepair and may have serious issues they cannot see. This also applies to the yard areas. Most often, the front and side yards are a buyer's first impression of a property.
Our team can restore any home to its former glory.