Home Staging Tips…get ready and pack

You may ask yourself, “Why would I need or want to Stage my home with a professional stager?
It is interesting to see how many people have started to call themselves “Stagers” today. Some folks who call themselves Stagers have no training or Home Staging experience at all. These people have not studied how to Stage Homes… they just heard about the idea and began to call themselves Stagers.

As in any industry it is so important that training and professionalism be the norm, not the exception. As a professional Realtor, I continually try to educate myself on issues related to buying and selling homes. I attended professional Staging training and earned the ASP “Accredited Staging Professionals”. I invested a great deal of time and money to become an Accredited Staging Professionals and this designation now sets the standard and is the benchmark of excellence and training in the Staging Industry.

I now have the guidelines, skills, talent, and knowledge to be able to serve my clients creatively in the best way possible and at the most reasonable cost.

Try looking at your house “THROUGH THE BUYER’S EYES” as though you’ve never seen it or been there before. Any time or money invested on the following will bring back more money in return, and hopefully a faster sale.

There are three elements to Staging:

  1. Clean
    Everything must be spotless, including floors, walls, drapes and windows.
  2. Clutter-Free
    Remove a lot of furniture and knickknacks. In some cases, a few new pieces of furniture can be brought in, but not too many because it can create a sterile look. The way you live in your home and the way we market and sell your home are two different things.
  3. Color
    Paint the house and have carpets, countertops and cabinets in the latest styles and colors. If you don’t have shutters, consider installing them. One of her favorite touches is placing cone-shaped shrubs around the door. Another trick is to bring some of the outdoors in by putting tree cuttings or dried flowers in vases.