You’ve taken the leap! You’ve decided to sell your home. Congratulations!
Now, what can you do to sell your house sell faster and for top dollar?
In a word: Staging.
The first rule of staging is to get rid of clutter, but there’s much more to staging than just de-cluttering.
The best staging connects with likely buyers. It allows people to envision themselves living in your home. It allows you to highlight the best features of your home and present creative solutions for the overlooked or less desirable areas, like that little nook by the kitchen or an odd-shaped room.
Something as simple as sprucing up the laundry room can make a big difference.
Now before you run to the store to buy some cute new home accessories, let’s look at some common misconceptions about home staging:
I have a good eye so I can do it myself.
You may be incredibly organized and a wonderful decorator, but let’s be honest, you are emotionally attached to your home. Staging professionals are not. They’re thinking only of the target buyers. With strategic use of accessories and furniture, they can show buyers what it would be like to live in the house, changing it, in their minds, from your house totheirhome.
I watch HGTV so I can do it myself.
Staging on TV looks so easy and affordable, but remember … those people are professionals and the labor and materials are donated, so the costs on the show don’t reflect the real world value.
Staging is only for vacant homes.
Yes, vacant homes benefit from staging, but that doesn’t mean yours won’t. Staging of any home helps increase the perceived value of the property making it easier to sell faster and for the best price.
It’s too expensive.
When you think about the cost of staging compared to the amount of money you’ll make when you have multiple offers for your beautiful home, it’s pretty easy to see the value. According to the major professional staging companies, the return on investment is at least 8%, if not more. Plus, staging costs a lot less than reducing the price on a home that’s been on the market too long.
So, now you’re probably wondering, “How to I find a good staging professional for a fair price?”
We have some GREAT NEWS: When you work with Beltran Properties, STAGING IS INCLUDED!
We at Team Beltran believe that presenting the best first impression of your home means you’ll get more money for your home. That’s why we offer staging as an option in our full-service package. You won’t believe the kind of transformation that can take place with the help of a skilled professional.
Give us a call today to learn more: 503.502.3330.