Tonight I was working on updating my listing presentation. You know- you call me over to talk to me about listing your home for sale and I show you what I do to earn my fees.
Anyway, when a home seller is really interested in selling their home for top, TOP dollar I will suggest hiring a professional stager. Now, this is very different from a Realtor who makes a few suggestions on color and fix its and maybe even drags in a few accessories from their garage.
I am talking about a trained designer- someone who knows how to make the maximum impact with a minimum cost. There is no bigger bang for your buck, in my opinion.
As I was culling through the hundreds of photos from the homes I have sold I was struck by how much of a difference staging makes! In nearly every case I sold the home for thousands and thousands more than I could have with out the staging.
Here is a slideshow I prepared of my staging “Before” and “After” shots.
I believe right now is the very best time to consider professional staging. The buyers are hungry to buy a home, but scared of over paying. A well staged home will provide just the edge they need to make a buy decision at a price that will make you sing!