I live in a hot housing
market, why should I have my house staged?
In a hot market, staged
homes sell even faster and for more money than
similar non-staged homes. In a slow market,
staged homes are set apart from the competition and
are more apt to sell while others sit on the market.
It's all about maximizing the appeal, targeting the
broadest possible market, and making your home stand
out from the rest. If you want to sell your
home as soon as possible and garner the highest
dollar, staging is the answer.
Some Realtors advertise that they'll
personally stage my house. Why should I call
Consider the rising
Hollywood starlet who gets signed by a new agent.
The first thing the agent does is bring in a stylist
and image consultant to enhance her look and
increase her marketability. The agent understands his
specialty is identifying opportunities and
negotiating the best deal for his client. He
leaves the makeover to specialists in that field.
Not only is this a more efficient use of his time,
it also garners the best result for his client.
This analogy can be applied to the home sales
process. When you list with an agent you want
them to concentrate on marketing, selling, and
negotiating. This will result in the most
exposure and best deal for your home.
Certainly they can give you recommendations on what
you should do to the house prior to listing, but for
an in-depth evaluation or to have all the work
completed by professionals specializing in making
over your home, call StageCrafters.
How much does it cost to have StageCrafters
stage my home?
You'd be surprised
at just how cost effective our services are,
especially when compared to the return. Every
home-seller we've worked with has more than made
up the cost of the staging through the sale of
the home. Studies show that staged homes
sell for at least 5% more than comparable
non-staged homes. Since it only costs a
fraction of that to stage your home, you
definitely win! Our fees are based on the
square footage of your home and vary depending
on the services rendered. We also accept
online credit card payments and offer flexible
payment programs. Please refer to our
PRICING page for
more specific guidelines.
My home was
professionally decorated so why should I have it
The goal in
decorating a home is to make it warm, conducive
to your lifestyle, and reflective of the
homeowner. The goal in staging a home
however, is to neutralize, make it appear as
large as possible, and appeal to the broadest
market. While your home may be beautifully
decorated, it would probably still benefit you
to have an expert come in to make
recommendations on how you could depersonalize
and appeal to larger pool of potential buyers.
I've live in my
home for years and never really "decorated" it.
Why should I have it staged now?
More often than not,
buying a home is an emotional decision. By
creating a warm, flowing environment that
potential buyers can envision living in, you've
dramatically increased the likelihood of a
successful sale. The cost of staging is
nominal and you'll be thrilled with the results.
Remember, you don't always have to paint and
tackle a bunch of home improvements to make your
house more attractive. Often times we are
able to create the right look by simply editing
the furnishings and/or bringing in some plants
hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or
would like additional information.