Watch this episode of Home Trends with Ken where I answer the top 3 questions I'm most frequently asked about home staging. Click on the link to view the video. The Top 3 Questions and Answers are also summarized below.
Question 1: What Does Staging Involve?
Some people think of staging as simply rearranging the furniture or bringing in some nice accessories. But I find it helpful to think of staging in broader terms as the entire process of preparing your home for sale. This process also may include:
-decluttering and depersonalizing;
-professional home cleaning;
-addressing property maintenance items.
The objective is to transform your home from your own personal castle to a place where buyers can see themselves making their own memories and living out their own dreams.
Question 2: What Are the Benefits of Staging?
Benefits may include:
-a faster sales time,
-a higher sales price,
-a stronger appraised value, and,
-a smoother home inspection, because buyers, appraisers, and property inspectors will see a well maintained and organized home.
According to a recent study from the National Association of Realtors, 71% of buyers agents said that staging a home made it easier for a buyer to visualize the property as a future home.
Question 3: How Much Does Staging Cost?
Costs will vary based on and the home’s condition, size, and price point. For example, a single family home with a large yard may require more extensive home preparation than a one bedroom condominium unit. For this reason, my clients receive a customized home staging plan tailored to their specific home and needs.
The staging process may seem daunting, but the payoff can be worth it.
I work with several talented home stagers and organizers who can help get your home picture-perfect and market ready. So, when it comes time to sell, give yourself the Ken Trotter Advantage and reach out to me.