A Professional Home Stager Can Help You Sell Your Home Faster
When selling a home, the importance of staging is not something that can be ignored. It has been proven time and time again that sellers who put in the time and effort to create an environment that appeals to the maximum amount of buyers are rewarded with faster selling properties. Staging, however, is not a simple task. Depending on the initial state of your house, the amount of work involved to get it to a sellable state can be considerable. Further, some people simply do not have the skills or the eye for detail that is necessary to accomplish this task. One option for those who don't feel ready to tackle the job of staging their home is to hire a professional home stager.
The job of a professional home stager is to quickly and efficiently make the necessary changes to your house in order to create an atmosphere that appeals to the widest audience possible. While the home owner (you) may feel that your home is stylish and inviting, this doesn't mean that most people will agree. But because this is what home stagers do, they will know what types of houses are selling, what styles have the most appeal, and how to transform your house into something desirable, and therefore, sellable.
This task can also be more easily accomplished when turned over to a home stager because they do not have any emotional investment in your house (as you probably do). While you might be attached to the way things look, and making the changes might be painful, home stagers don't have a difficult time making the necessary changes.
Home stagers are aware of what types of homes are selling in a given price range. Because of this, they may be able to frankly inform you if you are asking too high a price for your property. This is something that your listing agent may not be as willing to do, for fear of losing the listing. This information can be the difference between having a house that sits on the market, and one that gets picked up right away. On the flip side, then can help to transform your house into something that will bring in a larger sum than you would have originally expected.
When it comes to cost, at first glance the price of a home stager can appear quite high. The fact is, however, that the benefits are generally quite high, especially in a market where there is a lot of competition. Because they know what styles appeal to buyers, the homes that stagers work on tend to sell faster. And since they have many resources at their fingertips, the job can get done much more quickly than if you were to do it yourself.
Another advantage to hiring a home stager is that they have the skills and resources to get the job done efficiently and at the lowest cost possible. You can be sure that a competent home stager will have quick access to skilled workers, such as painters, carpenters and other handymen, who will come into your home and do the necessary jobs quickly and competently. Home stagers have the eye for detail needed to quickly choose the right paint colors, tiles, countertops, flooring, and other such elements that help to make a home appeal to buyers. They have the ability to look at a room and picture what changes will be best to create an appealing atmosphere, and they get it right the first time, which you may not.
If you do the staging yourself, you will very likely need to spend both time and money on items such as furniture, rugs, and decorations. The cost of these items can add up extremely quickly. A professional home stager will have many items at their disposal, and will bring them into your home for the duration of the selling process. They will also have access to off-site storage where you will be able to keep any of your own furniture that needs to be stowed for the duration of the selling process.
Home staging is something that people can and do manage to pull off without the help of a professional, but there are certainly many reasons to hire a professional to do the dirty work for you. So, if you are considering selling your home, or if your home is not selling as quickly as you had hoped it would, why not consider hiring a professional home stager? This way, you can save yourself the time money and headaches of going it alone.