face it, real estate competition can be fierce. Often there are too many
houses and not enough buyers in the market. When you are serious about
selling your house, itís fairly easy to get ahead of the opposition by
consulting with a home staging business.
unheard of just a few years ago, former home decorators or real estate
agents are offering their services to home sellers, offering advice to
make the most of your particular house, with the view to helping your
house sell faster and for more money. Some stagers will offer to bring
in their own crews to make the transformations, while some may give you
the option of doing the work yourself for a smaller fee.
are differences between a home decorator and a home stager. A decorator
will work with your furniture, artwork, and personal bric-a-brac to make
your home a warm and inviting living space. A home stager, however, will
probably recommend that you remove most of your personal items in order
to allow prospective buyers to picture themselves in your house.
out all the clutter, cleaning and polishing windows, floors, mirrors and
light fixtures, and decorating with a few well-chosen simple objects
will help to make your home appear larger and brighter. A home stager
may recommend that you rent a storage locker to store items not used on
a daily basis, empty out closets to make it appear that storage is more
than adequate, and put away anything such as toothbrushes, nightwear,
and your other personal daily essentials before a home showing. One of
the best ways to help your house sell faster than the average listing,
and for nearer to your asking price, is to hire a home stager. If you
canít find anyone in the yellow pages, you can check the local on-line
ads or ask your realtor to recommend someone. There is generally a small
fee for an initial consultation, but you will probably find the services
of a home stager to be worth every penny.