Home staging is relatively new to the real estate industry, however sellers have been "fixing up" their homes to sell for decades. With the popularity of HGTV home buyers expect a "model home" look and are willing to pay quite a bit more to get it.
What would getting 10% more for the sale of your home mean to you?on the sale of your home, how much would that be?
HSR Certified Home Stagers average 10% more money for their clients!
What is professional staging?
Home Staging is the preparation of a home to sell by a professional who specializes in this form of design and has been certified and trained on the art of home staging. Many definitions you have seen no doubt stop after the word “sell” and that is part of the big misconception and devaluation of home staging. A professional home stager has the resources and can objectively view the home as a product and highlight its assets while downplaying its flaws. The home seller cannot view their home objectively, while many successful Realtors do not have the time or trade resources to properly stage a home.
How much does it cost?
For as little as a few hundred dollars you can have a detailed list of what you can do to maximize the value of your home!
The housing market is good, so why do I need to stage?
Even if your house sells quickly in a good market, it doesn’t mean it sold for the amount it would have sold for had it been professionally staged. Remember, HSR Certified professionally staged homes sell on a conservative average for 10%+ more in a good market.
Why can't I just stage my own home?
Home sellers are usually incapable of successfully staging their own home. Why? Because our homes are like our children, we don’t always see all of its flaws. We’ve gotten used to the way it looks and in fact it is difficult emotionally to change it. If you can’t view something objectively then you are unable to market and package it effectively. Not to mention most home sellers don't "stage" homes everyday for a living. That’s what HSR Certified professionals are for and that is where the greatest returns come in.
Can't home buyers use their imagination and look past my decor or empty rooms?
Only a mere 10% of home buyers can actually visualize the potential of a home and most of these folks are "investors" or "flippers" who will hammer you on price. In our Consultation walk through, I will identify those "price eroding" factors of your home, so that you can do the simple fixes that maximize returns.
This is also why having a vacant home professionally staged is so important. Buyers cannot visualize size and scale so furniture helps to give them a frame of reference.
As an HSR Certified Home Staging professional, I’ve successfully completed a RESA accredited home staging certification; one of the most extensive programs available to home stagers. In addition, I've earned certification as a Psychological Color Expert™ (PCE™), demonstrating mastery in specifying interior paint in residential applications. As a Tampa Bay and Wesley Chapel Home Staging and Decorating company, I proudly provide home staging services, interior decorating and redesign, Interior Paint Color consultation and virtual edesign services to Tampa Bay, Wesley Chapel, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco Counties and surrounding areas.