The term “staging” might conjure up images of putting on a show. Essentially, that’s what home sellers do for potential home buyers. Staging a home is the process of carefully arranging furniture and decorations in a way that appeals to buyers. A home may be staged with the seller’s own furniture and decorations, or a professional interior designer may bring in items for the staging.
Why Staged Homes Sell Faster
Staged homes do indeed sell faster than non-staged homes. In fact, it’s one of the most effective strategies for selling homes quickly for top dollar. A professionally staged home is more likely to spark a bidding war, and to sell for much more than the original asking price. It’s definitely a worthwhile investment for home sellers.
What Staging Should Accomplish
The concept of staging is intended to help potential buyers easily visualize what it might be like to live in that home. It builds an emotional connection between the buyer and the home by making each room feel warm and welcoming. It’s also worth noting that potential buyers often have trouble getting a sense of the scale of rooms when they’re completely devoid of furnishings. By bringing in professionally arranged furnishings, home sellers give buyers a chance to see how their own belongings would fit into the space.
How the Professionals Stage Homes
If the home is currently occupied, then the first step is to empty it of all or almost all of the owner’s belongings. Often, temporary storage units are rented for this purpose. The goal is to depersonalize the home so that the buyers can visualize themselves living there. After decluttering, a deep cleaning is necessary.
Then, professional stagers will arrange conversational spaces with temporary furniture. They’ll add extra touches to make it look welcoming, like cushy pillows on the sofa, a bowl of lemons on the kitchen counter, and elegant place settings with candles at the table.
The designers at Home On The Range have a combined 40-plus years of experience. They offer professional staging services for homeowners who are interested in selling their homes. You can call their office in Steamboat Springs, CO at (970) 870-6777.