Staging Your Home
Tuesday Apr 25th, 2023
Staging your home really just means how you are preparing it for sale. The idea is that you are setting the stage so that prospective buyers can picture themselves living happily in their new home. It can be anything from simply cleaning & decluttering, to removing and replacing furniture, & adding home furnishing accessories. The goal is to create a space that feels move-in ready.
There are 3 options for home staging, doing it yourself (DIY), enlisting the help of your real estate agent and/or having a “professional stager” take on the project.
Even if you’re not very confident with your design abilities you can definitely start the process by decluttering and cleaning your home. We have a blog “How To Prepare Your Home For Sale” with tips that will help you get started whichever route you decide to take.
There are really three ways to handle staging your home. As always there are pros and cons to each option.
DIY (Do It Yourself): This option is definitely cheaper but depending on what needs to be done it could add to your stress levels and be a considerable amount of work. Start with decluttering, and cleaning and taking care of small repairs. Bright light bulbs and clean windows go a long way in making a space more inviting. Rearranging furniture, updating home decor accessories (think throw pillows, area rugs, adding plants and things like that). Adding a fresh coat of paint can also make a huge difference at a relatively small cost.
Your Real Estate Agent: Your real estate agent can be an excellent resource when it comes to staging your home. Not only should they have years of experience selling homes and knowing what helps sell a home, the right real estate agent will have inside knowledge of your specific neighbourhood of what buyers are looking for. They will also be able to help you connect with local trades and services to help make the process as seamless as possible.
Professional Stagers: If you want to leave the staging to the experts, professional stagers could be the route to go. They should be able to take care of everything from storing existing furniture and home decor to dealing with trades people. They will often have experience as interior designers, decorating and sometimes real estate experience. This will be the most costly option of the three.
An experienced real estate agent will be able to walk you through the process and recommend the best option for you and your family’s specific needs.
Please feel free to contact JoAnne about what you think your staging needs could be and how she can help you come to the best decision to suit your needs.