What is home staging?
Simply put, home staging is putting your home together to appeal to the broadest possible buyer audience possible. The key to successful staging is to allow a buyer to “see” themselves in your home.
Who does home staging?
Our licensed agents are the first ones that will offer you advice on staging your home. Because we have seen the good, bad, and ugly in homes over the years we have a pretty good idea of what works and doesn’t work in today’s market. In some instances, like a seller who has already moved out of the home, we will bring in a staging professional who has their own inventory of furniture, wall decor, and other household items to make your home feel warm and inviting to potential buyers. Our staging professionals have years of experience and stay up on the latest trends to ensure your home looks fabulous.
Does staging a home cost money?
Yes, and no. If you simply have to put away some of your own things it is possible to not incur any expense for staging. If we bring in a professional to stage your home it could cost you anywhere from a couple hundred dollars to a couple thousand dollars.
Who pays for staging?
In most circumstances, home staging is paid for by the seller. This is a cost of selling your home. We liken it to detailing your car before trying to sell it. You wouldn’t leave it dirty and grimy and expect top dollar, right? The same goes for your home. A cluttered or dirty home will not command a full price offer in a normal market. So investing a few dollars to make your home stand out above the rest can yield exceptional results in the end. Consult with your NextHome Whalen & Co. agent to discuss options for your home staging needs.