Prospective home buyers make their buying decisions within 10 seconds of walking into a house. Realtors agree that buyers begin to form opinions about a house from the moment they pull up in the driveway. It is therefore imperative that home sellers strive to create the best first impression, starting with the exterior of the house and continuing throughout the interior.
Retaining the services of a certified Professional Home Stager can be an invaluable investment. Trained to look at a home through the eyes of the average buyer, a Home Stager will provide sellers with recommendations on how best to present their homes so that they will attract the broadest number of buyers.
Through Home Staging, focus will be placed on the positive features of the home, thereby leaving the buyer with a favorable impression of the home.
First, the Home Stager will conduct a thorough evaluation of the home’s exterior and interior, room-by-room. The seller will then be provided with a comprehensive, written report containing very specific recommendations that, once implemented, will result in a residence that will have mass appeal.
The detailed suggestions may include activities including painting, repairs, de-cluttering, re-accessorizing spaces, furniture arranging, and landscaping, among others.
If home sellers want maximum value and a fast sale, it is critical that their homes are professionally presented to buyers. Home staging will do just this. Having a home stand out from the competition, conveying that “wow” factor to the prospective buyer, is the ultimate goal of the Home Stager.
Well-known in various parts of the country as “the secret weapon of real estate,” Home Staging is just starting to come into its own in the eastern part of the United States. As the inventory of homes grows larger and the sluggish housing market grows increasingly more competitive, Home Staging is gaining popularity among realtors and home sellers.
As the market tightens, the services of Home Stagers are being sought out by home sellers and realtors as a way in which to effectively compete in the competitive housing market.
One very important point to remember: The cost of hiring a Home Stager will likely be much less then the average price reduction taken on a listing!