A professional stager knows how to stir up that elusive positive mood amongst buyers touring your house. It is this pleasant emotional response that entices a buyer to say, “This is the right home for me.” More often than not, these buyers are willing to pay more to get what they want because they have already emotionally moved in. Compare this with those that see your house as a cheap buy. You certainly don’t want to hang out with the latter camp.
Home stagers offer a wide range of services that might include:
They would hire the right trade people and rent furniture to get the job done. It’s all about marketing. Professional stagers know, and you will too by the end of this guide, that the way you live and the way you present your house for sale are two different things. The focus is no longer on what you desire. The focus is what the buyers desire.
We recognize the value a professional stager brings to the table but we feel equally strong that you should read this website in its entirety. You will appreciate the efforts going into preparing your house for sale. This should help you to decide how much you want to tackle on your own.
As a minimum, we recommend that you hire a professional stager on an hourly consulting basis at the start of the project and at near completion to get his or her honest opinion on what needs to be done. It’ll cost a few hundred dollars but it will be worth every penny.