You’ve seen those glowing pictures online, where a house looks like a magazine spread and causes you to imagine yourself curled up on that sofa with fresh flowers on the coffee table and a stylish rug at your feet. If you’ve been browsing a few online home sites, you’ve seen the effects of home staging and are probably wondering how you’ll ever pull a look like that off!
Even if the reality at your house is that you’re curled up on a dusty recliner with stale Cheetos on your coffee table next to a water ring and a stack of overdue library books, Dani Beyer Real Estate is here to rescue your home from real life! Home staging is a service that we believe is key to making your home more inviting to buyers. Here are some things you should know about home staging:
It’s nothing personal. When it’s time to stage your home, your stager isn’t coming in to insult your decorating style. When she tells you your favorite nested tables have to go, it’s not (necessarily) because they’re not stylish; they’re simply not a good fit for what they are hoping to accomplish. Now, when she tells you to ditch the pumpkin-colored walls, that’s personal (so 2005, seriously!).
Go ahead and start packing. You’ll want to do a major purge before your stager arrives so that they can see the essentials of your home. It’s a big deal to put your family home on the market and we know there is a lot to do to get it ready to sell. But it’s important to start going through things right away so that the home stager can work their magic. And by magic, we mean helping you see that you’ve got one too many chalkboard painted pieces of furniture.
Keep your home put together as long as your house is on the market. It’s important to let the stager do their thing, and once they’ve set up your home, do your best to keep it up as the stager has presented it. Photographers will post pictures of your gorgeous home staging, but it’s up to you to preserve the effect as you keep your house on the market. It may feel like a feat of giant proportions if you’ve got messy kids in the house, but working on it for a few minutes every day can help you maintain the look. The Dani Beyer Real Estate team can give you some tips for keeping your home looking as fresh as possible.
Stay on schedule. If your stager recommends repairs or painting before they arrange furniture and details, complete the projects in the recommended timeframe. Otherwise, it may put you behind for when you wanted to get your house on the market. At Dani Beyer Real Estate, we know it’s often the little things, like paint and small repairs that make all the difference in selling your house fast.
Know the true value of home staging. There are a few great reasons why we know that staging is an important part of the home selling process:
- 90% of home buyers begin their process on the Internet; those glowing photos can go a long way toward helping sell your house.
- A 1-3% investment can yield an 8-10% return when it comes to home staging.
- Staged homes sell an average of 6% above the asking price and spend less time on the market.
When it’s time to sell your home, you can rely on the expertise of Dani Beyer Real Estate. From home staging to getting the highest possible selling price, we make selling your home a positive experience from start to finish. Contact us to begin the process, and let’s say goodbye to accessorizing with Cheetos while we make your home look fabulous!