Home Staging FAQ’s
What exactly is Home Staging?
Home Staging is transforming a seller’s home by using the creativity and expertise of a professionally certified consultant to inexpensively create an environment where the potential buyers can visualize themselves living and enjoying life. Home staging is de-personalising and neutralizing the home environment to give it a broader appeal to buyers. We’ll create emotional connection points in each room so your buyers will “Feel Home”. If you can’t see objectively, you can’t market successfully. By walking through your house with “buyer’s eyes”, we’ll be able to create a transformation from your personality to an environment the buyer can see themselves living in.
“The goal of Home Staging is for the buyer to mentally move in to your home, if they cannot feel and see themselves living in your home, you’ve lost them..” - Barb Schwarz, Founder, Creator of Home Staging
Is Home Staging Expensive – You will always spend less on Home Staging than your first price reduction on your home.
Typically, per the 2007 NAR survey, your return on investment for every $100.00 spent on home staging will be $343.00. That’s a 343% ROI (return on investment)! Prepared homes sell for 17% more. Home staging is statistically proven to typically sell homes faster and for more money. According to Consumer Reports Magazine, Home Staging costs and consultation fees can be tax-deductible as a “Home Marketing” expense in preparing your home for sale. You can’t afford not to use a professional home stager for your most valuable commodity!
Why can’t I just stage my own house?
It’s impossible for you as the home owner to view the home objectively and critically as a buyer will see it. A professional home stager will walk through your home seeing the first impressions a buyer will have.Taking what you already have in many cases, he will transform your home with a few accessories and decorating tricks and create a neutral space that will appeal to buyers. You’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you’ve done everything possible to effect a quicker sale of your most valuable commodity and for top dollar!
Can I have my home staged even if I have a realtor?
YES you can! And your realtor will love you for it! We frequently work with realtors, and offer a Preferred Realtor Program as an incentive for developing those partnerships. You, your Realtor, and Mr. Home Staging all have the same goal when it comes to your home, Get it SOLD! We want to get your home sold in the shortest amount of time possible, and for the most money! Get Mr Home Staging today and have your realtor call us.
What is my first step in home staging?
Call Gregg on +61 (0) 404 739 978 of Mr. Home Staging Today for a friendly consultation and professional advice!
When is the best time to have a home staged?
The very best time to have your home staged is before you list the house. That way the house enters the marketplace at its very best. The photos we have taken will attract those browsing the internet to visit your home. If your home is already listed, you’ll want to have it professionally staged before holding an Open House so those touring and researching the internet will see it at its best. Also, if your home will be featured on a Realtor’s caravan, (Caravan – Group of real estate agents who visit and value your home collectively) you’ll want to have it professionally staged before this event. And you’ll definitely want to have your home professionally staged before considering a price reduction.
How will I be able to maintain that staged look?
After sitting down with your firstly and get to know each other, and then walking through your home with you and discussing your goals, your home staging consultant will be creating an Action Plan to work from on your dramatic transformations of your main living spaces an bedrooms. We’ll bring in accessories to complete the look of each room if so desired, take great photos for your agent’s marketing efforts, and give you a visual of what to purchase to maintain that updated buyers look. The action plan will detail recommended cosmetic improvements, and suggested additional accessory purchases, so you’ll have a clear understanding of how to keep your new look.
You Will Make More Money with Fewer Headaches.
According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the average home staging investment is between 1 and 3 percent of the home’s asking price, which generated a return of 8 to 10 percent! A National Association of Realtors survey found that the longer a home stays on the market, the further it drops below the list price. Homes sold in the first 4 weeks averaged 1% more than the list price; 4 to 12 weeks averaged 5% less; 13 to 24 weeks averaged 6.4% less than the list price; and 24 weeks averaged more than 10% less than the list price.
Homes Are Purchased Based on Emotion.
The buyer will get their first impression of your home within the first 15-20 seconds of them arriving there. Like most first impressions, buyers will be looking to reinforce their strong opinion throughout the rest of their home tour. Home staging will make those first impression extremely positive in every room of your house. When a house feels like home, buyers will feel at home and comfortable in the home. We’ll focus on the positive and downplay the negative in each room by using proven decorating techniques.
The Cost of Home Staging Doesn’t Cost a Cent.
In a 2007 Home Gain Survey of over 2000 Realtors, it was discovered that home staging typically provides a 343% return on investment (ROI) 67% of home buyers are willing to pay more for a house that is move in ready, clean, organized and well maintained.
Just another reason to have your home professionally home staged by Mr. Home Staging.
Beat the Competition & get noticed!
According to a NAR (National Association of Realtors) profile of buyers, over 85% (and it’s probably even greater now) searched for homes online first before deciding to visit. Your professional photos on the internet of your beautifully staged rooms will stand out among the competition and attract buyers to your home.
Photographs of your home need to be professional, enticing and attractive to the buyer as we are all time-poor these days and blurred, unattractive, bland dark photographs will not attract buyers to your home.