A home stager can be the perfect solution to help you prep your home and get it into the best selling condition possible. At Roger Fazendin REALTORS, we offer home staging services from professional home stagers free of charge to all our clients.
What is a home stager?
A home stager is someone who prepares a home for sale. The goal of a home stager is to help make your home appealing to the majority of potential home buyers; appealing to the masses. A home stager will help transform your home into an attractive and welcoming prospect for someone looking for a new living space.
The benefits of using a home stager
Aside from the obvious (sometimes it’s nice to have someone else tell us what “clutter” needs to go away), here are a few reasons why it can benefit you to use a home stager during the home selling process:
1. Home stagers provide objective viewpoints
You love your home–that’s why you’ve lived there for so long. That said, sometimes it may be hard for you to look at the layout and decor from an objective standpoint. A home stager will look at your home objectively and suggest what changes could most effectively set your home up for a successful purchase. Your home stager will suggest ways to make your home functional and attract the majority of buyers to say, “Yes, we can see ourselves living here.”
2. Home stagers can effectively demonstrate large living space potential
Large living areas and even “bonus” rooms can be difficult to showcase effectively. A home stager can help you arrange the furniture in these spaces in order to give a warm and inviting feel. Moving out too many pieces of furniture can make the room feel cold and empty. On the flip side, packing in too much can make the potential home buyer feel overwhelmed. A home stager can help you reach a middle ground and appeal to the home buyer who may not yet know how they are going to use that space.
3. A home stager will provide a check-list of what to do
Many home stagers will walk through your house, room by room, and give you a cumulative check-list of what should be done in each area. Home stagers can even suggest new paint colors. Some of the items on the check-list may be easy fixes–move a chair here, hang a mirror in an open space–that give you an added sense of, “Oooh, that does look better!”
4. Your photos will “wow” potential buyers
These days, home buyers do a lot of research online before they enter a potential home they’re thinking about purchasing. Using a professional home stager will make the pictures of your home standout and really showcase the best features of each room. A professional look goes a long way as a first impression to your potential buyers.
5. Your home sale can be higher than if you didn’t use a home stager
A home that shows well is one that attracts more buyers and has the potential to make you more money when all is said and done. In fact, a Home Gain survey saw the ROI on home staging investments as much as 343% (and since it’s a service we offer free of charge, why not?) A well-staged home is appealing to potential buyers and has that move-in ready look they want.
So, as you consider all of the things you need to do in the process of selling your home, consider contacting a home stager (or using one of ours) to take some of the burden and stress off your shoulders. After all, the home buying and selling process should be one you enjoy. Don’t be afraid to let a professional help you along the way.