Staging may be an unfamiliar term to many homeowners. Staging a house involves presenting a home in such a way that it will appeal to the largest number of potential buyers. The purpose of staging is to sell the property quickly and for top dollar. Small touches really do matter when it comes to preparing a house for sale. From decluttering to lighting issues, staging makes your home look it's best for showings and open houses. Buyers are picky. Each eye sore takes away from your asking price. Long gone are the days of just sticking a sign on your front lawn. Homeowners need to get the advantage when it comes to the housing market. Staging is that advantage. Using a minimal outlay of cash, staging concentrates on redesigning the right areas of your home to deliver a significant payback at the time of sale.
The best comparison to a properly staged home would be a fine hotel. Think of how you feel while staying at one. It's not your home yet you could feel totally comfortable living there. It's clean and its stylish. The details have been attended to on every level from the plush towels to the crisp white linens. In staging, buyers may not notice every little detail of the design but they will have an overall sense that the home has been well maintained and updated. Creating a general "feel good", "i could see myself living here" mood is key. People tend to purchase on emotions regardless of facts and logic. Planting a seed in a buyers mind as to how a room can be utilized is invaluable in staging.
Your real estate agent will be relieved the home is great condition when it comes time for open house and showings. Staging prior to multiple listing photographs gives a professional look to the listing compared to those that have not used staging techniques. Agents sometime feel uncomfortable suggesting change regarding aesthetics. Let's face it no one enjoys telling a client their carpet is omitting a pet odor but, stagers must address any issues that could turn off buyers. The quicker an offer comes in, the happier all involved parties will be. So the bottom line is staging is a win-win situation for you and your real estate agent. Let Lift Interiors show you how well your house can show!
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Scotch Plains, New Jersey Specializing in Staging and Redesign