By hiring a professional home stager to fix up your home, you are having them decorate it to show off your assets in the best, possible way. When you have prospective buyers coming in, they will take an impression of your home. Give them a good showing and close the deal.
Unfortunately, you are not the only one that is enlisting the services of a home stager. Be aware that other homes also want the same thing that you do. This is why it is important to find a stager that can maximize the potential of your house. If the end goal to selling your house was to earn a huge profit for you and your family, then don’t settle for a stager that’s going to move a couch here and there or basically waste your time.
The Potential to Increase the Selling Price
A potential result of the hiring of a stager is an increase in its’ selling price. While each realtor has their own opinion, know that there is always the potential for your home to go 1-5% higher than it would have been prior to the staging. Make sure that you consult with your stager so the both of you can be on the same page. If there is a certain direction that they want to take your house, ask them why. It’s important to build a rapport with them so that you can maximize your profit or get your house off of the market sooner. What may sound like a small increase, can yield in thousands more to your sale.
The Bottom Line
Remember, anyone can call themselves a stager and get away with it, until they do little to nothing to your house. Someone that has worked in the industry for a long time certainly will be higher on your list than others. Talk to your broker to find out who they recommend. A great broker will have connections to excellent stagers. Obviously track record is important, but what matters most is ultimately how your home sells. The sooner you sell your home, the less monthly expenses you have to pay.
Kuba Jewgieniew, CEO of Realty ONE Group, created a culture that empowers employees to provide ethical, professional and results-oriented real estate services to property owners and prospective buyers.