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The Need for Professional Home Staging Services

 Posted by Robert Baker on October 14, 2019 at 11:09 AM

by Tracy Baker, CRTS

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Description automatically generatedThe need for Professional Home Staging is growing in most areas. Homes that are professionally staged have the potential of selling faster and for more money per square foot. What is Professional Home Staging? Home Staging is the coordinated process of decluttering, preparing, neutralizing and presenting your home for sale. The goal is to present your home so that it appeals to the widest possible buyer audience, sells quickly and sells for the highest possible price. Why is it necessary?  Most buyers have difficulty imagining themselves living in a home that they are considering if there is clutter, items that are personal, decorations/colors that are not up to date, etc. 

A living room filled with furniture and a fire place

Description automatically generatedAt Caring Transitions, we complete our home staging using mostly with what the homeowner already has in order to reduce the costs of our services. Our overall process includes depersonalizing the space by clearing clutter and personal identifiable items, moving or rearranging existing furniture to maximize space and light, moving or replacing room lighting to create a bright clean environment, cleaning the areas of the house interior and exterior, making any necessary repairs or maintenance within the home; and if necessary we may bring in new furniture and accessories to enhance the overall decor of the home.  Our Home Staging services have proven to be extremely effective.  We have seen homes that have been on the market for months with no offers and after our home staging is completed, they have received multiple offers over the listing price in just days.

Most homeowners are somewhat blind to their own homes aging decor, odors or smells and growing clutter.  Having a third party come in and evaluate and complete a home staging project helps the homeowner finally realize that they have been living in clutter, underutilized spaces and even smells that they have been blind to.  

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Description automatically generatedWhen a buyer sees a home that is bright, nicely decorated, uncluttered and smells nice they fall in love with the home.  Even some of the must have items seem to not be so important anymore.  All buyer’s approach buying a home using a logical list of must haves or locations.  In the end they choose a home that they feel better about emotionally. A properly staged home can even overcome the “location” issue of a buyer.  

 

 

 

Keys to home staging:

  • Create open uncluttered clean spaces
  • Use neutral depersonalized accessories
  • Enhance each room with proper lighting
  • Reduce any existing odors or smells
  • Focus on the buyer’s potential first impressions as they approach the home and as they enter each room.

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The benefits to home staging include:

  • Improving your home’s appeal during showings and in the online listing photography
  • The home will appeal to a larger possible audience
  • A staged home will allow the buyer to better imagine themselves living in the home
  • Home staging can make your spaces seem bigger
  • Home staging can help you sell your home faster
  • Home staging can increase your selling price

 

Tracy Baker is the Vice President/Operations Manager and Owner of Caring Transitions of Catawba Valley based in the Hickory, NC area. For more information about home staging services of Caring Transitions, please contact us at (828) 358-0383.