Let's be honest, first impressions matter. They matter when you're on a blind date, and they totally matter when you're selling or buying a home.
Even if it's a key room or two, or the whole house, staging a home is a sure-fire way to get potiential buyers talking, especially when they see an enviornment - a lifestyle, not a fashon statement.
What is Home Staging?
Home Staging is the art of preparing a home to show off its best features and highlight the focal point of a room. The entire objective is to make your home show to its full potential and appeal to as many buyers as possible. The focus is on maximizing use of space, showcasing architectural highlights and creating an inviting environment buyers can envision themselves living in. Your home is typically your largest asset and you want to get the best offer possible. The way you live in your home and the way you market your home for sale are two very different things.
Why should I Stage My Home?
The average buyer will decide if they like your home within the first eleven seconds. If they don’t like what they see from first site, they may never make it to the lower level to see your incredible surround sound or upstairs to see your exquisite bathroom. First impressions matter and can make all the difference between a swift sale and a house that remains on the market. Buying a home is emotional and there is a lot of competition. Anything a buyer finds unappealing will begin the process of a lower offer. Usually the offer is reduced by much more than the cost to fix or replace the problem area. Don’t lose even one potential buyer, stage your home with Rooms With Style BEFORE your home goes on the market.
"From million dollar estates to entry level homes, Ruth Ann has always been the valuable "pinch hitter" in my real estate career. Whether it be a quick opinion on a new flooring choice or an entire house that needs to be staged, Ruth Ann works at a feverish pace, creates tasteful spaces and produces results that sell." -Janelle
Can we afford home staging?
It is more cost effective to invest in staging your home then to lower the asking price. Home staging costs less than your first price reduction. We at Rooms With Style are very sensitive to all budgets and will help you choose the most cost-effective approach. You can get expert, critical staging advice for as little as $200.