You have decided to sell your home. It gets listed on the market and after weeks with no offers, you decide to stage your home to make it look better and present its full potential in hopes of a quicker, more profitable sale. However, there are many factors to consider before making such arrangements and here are some of them.
1. Size of home
When staging your home, you need to be aware of the size of your home. This will allow you to get enough furniture and decor for the whole house. This is especially important because while every single room may not need to be staged, you do not want ones that are to stand in stark contrast to ones that are not.
Before going through the house staging process, take inventory of which rooms need to be staged. This will allow you to determine what items you definitely need. After staging the rooms that need to be, you can then concentrate your attention on rooms that you do not need to stage, ensuring everything flows. This will ensure everything looks great and rooms that are staged do not look too obvious.
2. Target buyers
It may be difficult if not impossible to pinpoint for sure which type of buyer will ultimately end up purchasing your home. However, you can factor in things such as your home layout and demographic of your area to make an educated guess. In doing so, you can then stage your home to target the buyer you think is more likely to buy your home.
House staging to target buyers will allow you to set up your home in a way that will attract the people you expect to purchase it. For example, to attract a growing family, set up each room that could be used as a bedroom as an actual bedroom. If you expect a single working professional, set up one room as an office and another as a spare bedroom for company. Doing so will allow you to bring out the potential of the home.
While you may like the furniture that you currently have, some pieces may be old and worn and this is understandable. After all, you use them on a daily basis. However, it is a proven fact that houses sell quicker and for more if they have modern, elegant pieces of furniture in them during open houses.
You may have some newer, nice-looking furniture that will look great when you show your house to potential buyers. However, others you may want to think about renting to stage your home better. Items that can provide great focal points and bring out the potential in rooms include kitchen table sets, dining room tables, couches, loveseats, and accent tables. It is not expected that you rent bedroom sets, but decor and area rugs added to bedrooms can completely transform them and make them look more desirable.
You are no doubt proud of the appearance of your home. However, you acknowledge it may need some cosmetic help to sell and you want to spare no expense in staging your home.
There are many companies that specialize in staging homes with some charging more than others. To ensure you hire one that is reasonably-priced and will do a good job, inquire to a few to receive estimates. Then you can hire one that fits with your budget. While house staging companies may cost a little in up-front costs, hiring one has proven to result in quicker sales and higher sales.