For those who don’t know, home staging is the act of preparing your home for sale with the goal of making the home appealing to the highest number of potential buyers – through good décor, and layout. The art of staging is a unique talent that comes with education, experience and a certain je ne sais quoi. Your home is likely the biggest investment you will make in your lifetime, so when building the team to sell your biggest investment make sure to choose a stager who is qualified, experienced and capable of doing the best job for you.
When choosing a home stager, work with your realtor to ensure that they offer the following:
- Experience – With years of on the job training and experience, a qualified home stager knows what will appeal to the masses. The right stager is trained with design principles that show properties best features.
- Resources – A professional stager has their own set of resources such as furniture and décor items that will fill in gaps and pull a space together.
- Time – Preparing your home to be put on the market takes time, and you only have so much of it. A stager will help you get the job done and lead you in the right direction through tips and advice that can only come from
- An Eye for Detail – An experienced stager can give you perspective; they don’t have an attachment to anything in your home and give you objective staging advice for the entire home. Decorating is different from staging – a point that is sometimes overlooked by the inexperienced stager.
As a realtor, I am a huge advocate for home staging. An experienced stager will bring visual continuity to your home. Above all, the act off staging a home should be looked at in the same way you choose your realtor. Do your research, ask for recommendations and make your decision based on facts – to get the best value for your home.