Staging a Home For Sale Tips
So, you’ve decided to stage your home before putting it on the market for sale, but you’re not sure what your options are for getting it done. Don’t worry. I’m going to go over the options in this video so you can make the best decision based on your needs, skill, level, and budget.
When it comes to staging a home for sale tips, it’s like The Three Musketeers, there are three, but there are really four. If you see the old movies, you’ll understand and if you haven’t, you’ll just think I’m crazy, but maybe I’m dating myself.
Your Options for Staging a Home For Sale Tips
Well, let’s just start with the three most common options of staging a home for sale tips. You could do it yourself, have your realtor do it, or hire a professional stager. And the fourth musketeer, I mean, option is virtual staging.
On Your Own
Do it yourself. Definitely one of the most cost-effective. And if you have a keen eye or even watch rehab shows on TV, you could be on the right track, make repairs, repaint, freshen up a room or two, rearrange and/or remove furniture, declutter, remove most of your personal pictures.
Imagine the stairway just leading up to the second floor of grandma’s house with floor to ceiling photos of everyone in the family. No, you want to avoid that. And a new pillow or throw on the sofa just to add a pop of color, some fresh flowers, great smells, you can see where I’m going with this, right?
With Your Realtor’s Help for Staging a Home For Sale Tips
Ask your realtor to do it for you. This is sometimes a good option, but not all realtors have the eye for staging. They know what needs to be done, but they are not really sure of how to get there. Not to pat myself on the back or anything, but I’m pretty good at it and I have an interest in it, so that helps. I almost didn’t have a choice since, I don’t know if you’ve ever met my mother, she has mad skills. I’m also a certified staging consultant, so I think I can help you out.
Hire a Professional for Staging a Home For Sale Tips
Hire a professional. This is always a great option because it’s their passion. Depending on your current decor and budget, a professional stager may be the way to go, but be aware. It will probably cost you anywhere from 1000 to, well, God only knows. It can get pricey depending on the level of your needs, time on the market, how much furniture you need to rent, how long it’s going to be there, just definitely get a quote. It’s worth it in most cases, but it may not be right for every situation.
And on that note, since I’m a certified staging consultant, I’m pretty good at helping you decide the best plan of attack. Also, depending on the scope or the potential work that you’re going to have to do, I’ll sometimes pay for my professional stager to meet with you and make suggestions and a plan. From there, we can decide if it’s in your best interest to hire that professional to do it for you or just do it yourself.
The fourth option, which is virtual staging. This is so cool, and if it’s done right, it looks amazing. It’s great for vacant homes and homes with great space and a great vibe, but it costs too much to get on trend. This is something that some amazing photographers offer, mine does. They do take a picture of the room, they add the furniture, the pictures, the plants, knick-knacks, paint color, et cetera, to showcase the home and you can see what it looks like. So when we market the property, we use both the pictures side by side, your space how it is and the virtually staged space. It’s about 75 bucks a photo.
I hope this video helped you out with staging a home for sale tips. Feel free to share it with anyone who you think it may help and who’s thinking about selling.
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