Home Staging Frequently Asked Questions
"Will it help my home to sell if I stage it?"
Absolutely! A staged home sells for 6% to 17% MORE and 50% FASTER!
"How expensive is it to stage my home, and does it take long?"
Most homes can be completed in as little as a few hours and up to a few days. And, best of all, we are able to use items already in your home. This keeps the price down and the profits up! Any investment made is easily returned. Staging costs are typically below the cost of a single month's mortgage payment.
"My home is a starter home, is it worth staging?"
YES! Because you are competing with all the other starter homes, it is just as important to get your buyers to emotionally connect with your home!
"Why are the photos of your home important?"
Did you know that 84% of buyers use the Internet to search for homes? This stresses the importance of using professionally staged rooms for your photographs. Let us professionally stage your home and provide those all-important perfect photos. We will be sure your Realtor gets them too!
"Will I recoup the money I invest in staging?"
Every house will sell…it is a matter of when and for how much. Even if your house sells quickly in a good market, it does not mean it sold for the amount it would have sold for had it been professionally staged. Remember, professionally staged homes typically sell for 6-17% more. If your home sold for $200,000 without staging, it probably could have sold for $212,000 to $234,000 if staged. It really does pay for itself.
"Why decorate for the next owner, can’t home buyers use their imagination and look past the decor?"
Only a mere 10% of home buyers can actually visualize the potential of a home. This is why having a vacant home professionally staged is so important. Buyers cannot visualize size or scale, so furniture helps to give them a frame of reference. They also have a hard time seeing past clutter or obsolete decor.
"Why can’t I just stage my own home?"
Home sellers are usually incapable of successfully staging their own home. Why? Because they are comfortable with the way the home looks and find it emotionally difficult to make changes. In addition, we keep ourselves current and educated on the latest Home Staging trends through continued training. Graceful Designs also maintains an inventory to create that "wow" look instantly.
"I like to decorate, can I just have someone guide me?"
Sure, call us to come over and we can work together to achieve the desired end result based on your taste and budget. We will take an hour going through your home with you and filling out our Action Plan.
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