Staging to Sell
Staging a home to fit the lifestyle and aesthetic tastes of the targeted buying demographic will result in better marketing photos, increased interest, more viewings, more offers, fewer days on market, and a higher percentage of the asking price.
For years I struggled trying to figure out how to remove toilet ring from hard water in all the toilet bowls in my home. No cleaner I tried, no brush, and no amount of elbow grease worked. You know the ring I’m talking about, right? The dark, usually black but sometimes pink (weird) ring that forms at the top of the water line in your toilet bowls. It took awhile for me to even figure that it was hard water deposits that created the ring.
The image above is a white limewash fireplace before and after I did for a client just before he listed his home for sale. As a home stager, I usually don’t do any of the painting that I recommend be done to prepare a home for sale, but I will do small projects like this
I keep seeing the “IKEA Hack Industrial Mirror” posted on Tik Tok, Instagram and YouTube. That mirror is basically a window frame mirror. I’ve seen it made from one large floor mirror from IKEA with painted trim glued on top of it to create a grid, or using individual mirror tiles glued within a grid
Not to be confused with a visit to the home simply to gather the info needed to provide a quote, a home staging consultation is a paid service in which a professional home staging consultant provides the home sellers with valuable, custom recommendations for increasing the home’s perceived value in the eyes of potential buyers.
Simply put, home staging is a marketing strategy to sell your home fast and for more money.
Virtually staged photos may get buyers to the home, but like online dating, these buyers are going to feel very let down when they enter a home that doesn’t look anything like the photos they saw online.