Don’t worry, though. Some clever designer created the concept of professional house dressing or home staging to help home sellers attract buyers.
Home Staging – What is it?
The act of dressing a home for sale to entice potential buyers is called home staging. How does it differ from cleaning your house by yourself? Professional house dressing is beyond making a house clean; it also involves creating the right mood and tempting buyers to actually imagine themselves making your house their home.
People who are selling their home may find the real estate market confusing. Homes that look perfect can fail to sell at the right price in the shortest period of time possible. Sometimes the why of this is not obvious. Professionally staging your home allows buyers to visualise themselves living in your home and it also makes your home appear more special.
Aiming for the blank canvas approach (putting a few pieces of furniture and getting rid of so much personality from the home) is a common mistake homeowners commit when selling their home. Your aim should be to entice prospective buyers to see themselves in the house. Buyers need to see more in order to envision themselves in a home. This is where your hire a professional house dresser.
Professional house dressing involves the use of furniture, light, colours and texture to tempt buyers to look at not just at the façade of your home but also to actually step into and picture themselves living in there.
Home Staging, How much is it?
The costs of home staging vary depending on the size of your house and its condition. In general, hire furniture is used throughout the “stage” period, which is normally around eight weeks.
Don’t forget to do your due diligence before deciding. If the costs of booking a professional home stager are more than the costs of keeping your house up for sale with no buyer in sight, then your decision should be obvious.
Stage ONE Interiors are a Newcastle based company who work their magic on everything from a one-bedroom unit to large family homes with multiple living areas. Call Matt Galvin and ask for a free consultation today.