Why Home Staging Services Work
If you were to buy a house that would serve as your family’s permanent home, what would you look for? What details would you want to see as you walk through the rooms and inspect all the features of the place?
What is home staging?
Home staging is the act of decorating a home you are trying to sell for the purpose of selling it for the best price — and quickly, too. Have you ever wondered why home builders often bring interested home buyers to model homes and suites instead of houses with people already living in them? That’s because these model properties are decorated precisely to attract potential buyers.
Homeowners often take inspiration from model homes and hire the services of a home staging expert to make the property highly enticing to buyers.
What home staging experts do is to remove clutter, put away the previous owners’ personal memorabilia, have a fresh coat of paint applied on the walls, put in matching furniture, good art and the right accessories, add fresh flowers, and even have a delicious or comforting scent wafting through the space as potential buyers look around. These are just some examples of ways to present a property in the best possible light to increase the chances of a successful sale.
Why should I use a home staging service to sell my home?
It helps display the home in the best possible light in terms of design or decor.
You may think that it’s unnecessary to spend money to improve the look of the house before showing it to prospective buyers, but it’s actually money well spent to fetch the best price. If the house looks old or tired, messy, and in need of repairs, no one will be very interested to buy it at a good price.
In addition, you may think that your usual arrangement of furniture and decor will appeal to buyers, but home staging specialists know what buyers want to see: open spaces, natural light, fully functioning taps and fixtures, clean carpets, and the like. They will approach the house with a strategic design that home buyers will like.
It allows a buyer to visualize themselves living in the space.
A home buyer wants to see some empty walls so they can imagine how their family photos would look hanging from them; at the same time, they’ll also appreciate seeing artwork displayed across another wall so they can see what that will look like. They want to see how their children’s things would be arranged in the kids’ bedroom upstairs, or how the kitchen would accommodate their own appliances and utensils. Home staging ensures that no personal effects from the previous owners will be there to make the house like it already (and rightfully) belongs to someone else.
It helps convince buyers that the property is the right choice — even if some criteria may be missing.
A buyer may prefer three bedrooms instead of four, or a bathroom with more storage provisions instead of a bathtub. Maybe the buyer wants a big backyard for family gatherings or a master bedroom with a walk-in closet. Not all houses for sale will have every feature that they want, but if a home is appropriately staged, they may see just how well the house will still fit their lifestyle requirements because there are other positive details present.
There’s no question why home staging services work — it’s because it helps home buyers see that a house is the best fit for the new life in a new location that they are working toward. And it’s certainly the best way to resell your house to the right people, at a great price.