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Monday, March 5, 2018

What Do Professional Home Stagers Do?

Home staging is about creating a beautiful interior to sell your home. Your furniture and decor might seem perfect to you, but it’s important to display the right image to potential buyers. A professional home stager works to make your home shine—helping it look cleaner, brighter, and easy for a buyer to see themselves in. After you’ve cleaned, painted your home in neutral colors, and made repairs, hiring a stager can be a push to help sell your home for the best price. Talk to your Realtor for recommendations on the best home stagers in your market and get the “oomph” you need.

What Is a Home Stager?

Home stagers aren’t just personal decorators; they’re professional artists who can take a home and make it appeal to almost any buyer. A home stager has the skills of an interior designer, set decorator, and illusionist—all rolled into one. A home staging consultation may result in a simple rearrangement of furniture and removal of personal objects, but it can be so much more than that. Home stagers may recommend new paint, landscaping, and renting new furniture.

Why Should You Get Home Staging?

As a seller, you don’t want your home to sit on the market for months without offers. An experienced home stager can help increase your home’s appeal and decrease its time on the market. While staging is an investment—anywhere between $500-$5000 or more depending on the scope, region, and square footage of your home-- it can pay off quickly. If you want to make a big impact when selling your home, hire a home stager.

What Will a Home Stager Do for You?

Staging is about creating a scene for the buyer when they enter the home, either at a private showing or an open house. A home stager brings in their expertise and insights to appeal not only to buyers’ eyes but also to their sense of smell and touch as they tour your home. Some of their popular techniques include:

  • Renting furniture that will appeal to a variety of buyers
  • Using window coverings to add ambiance and warmth
  • Creating vignettes with furniture to highlight specific areas
  • Adding decorative elements that draw attention to selling points

Home stagers also bring in additional decorative elements that help potential buyers imagine themselves living there. Common elements include:

  • Throw Pillows
  • Plants
  • Baskets
  • Mirrors
  • Rugs
  • Fresh or Silk Flowers

A home stager’s job is to help your home look its best and appeal to the buyers in your area. Work with your Realtor to find an accredited home stager to bring your listing to the next level. You may be able to sell your home faster and for a better price with the help of a staging expert.

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