First impressions count! Purchases are made based on emotions. If the seller’s MLS photos do not immediately catch the buyer’s eye with that ‘model home’ look, then the chance of wanting to see more is extremely doubtful. Great staging sparks the emotions as well as the imagination of the buyer helping to envision living in a staged ‘model home.’ Good home staging is key to maximizing the value of the property and selling in the shortest amount of time on the market. On this page the RESA calculator below shows the cost savings associated with professionally staging the home to get the most out of your greatest investment.
- Walk and Talk – After an initial consult regarding your goals and desires for selling, we will tour the interior rooms as well as the exterior helping you view your home through the eyes of the prospective buyer. The buyer is encouraged to take notes.
- Two Hour Touch Up is also available. During consultation, there can be the opportunity to rearrange a key room for the greatest impact to help seller envision the difference staging makes.
- Walk and Talk with Written Report – For those DIY’ers, a detailed, a written report can be provided within a few days, with specific suggestions room by room to enhance and maximize the price of your home. Recommendations i.e. curb appeal action items, neutral wall colors, removal of furniture and some accessories, lighting updates, flooring, etc. will be included. A collaborative plan of action (timeline) for the homeowner will be generated. Styled to Sell, LLC will “check in” with the homeowners to assist with any questions or concerns, help keep deadlines in focus, and provide a one hour follow up visit to tweak any items needed to get your home ready for MLS photos.
Getting your house ‘model home ready’ is the goal, drawing the prospective buyer’s in as they enter each room with the desire to see more. Check out StS page “What does staging usually include?” to see more about staging occupied homes.
When staging an occupied home with homeowners furniture and accessories, StS will provide an action list to get your home ready for sale. When action items has been completed, StS will display your existing furniture and accessories in the best possible arrangement.
StS will redesign spaces as needed to showcase each room’s attributes and increase the appearance of spaciousness overall. **Recommendations for updating a room may include some purchased items i.e. art, bedding, linens, etc. Do not forget, you can take your purchases with you! Or you can chose to rent StS accessories to update the look of your home.(See Combo Below)
Combination staging of occupied home with the owner’s furniture and StS accessories. StS will provide updated art/accessories at a monthly rental charge to achieve that ‘model home ready’ look for today’s buyer.
**Personal Shopper: I can assist you by shopping for recommended items. Shopping together is an option or a budget can be provided and shopping can be done for you. StS will stage items purchased.
Staging a vacant home is a much larger endeavor than rearranging an occupied home but statistics show it is well worth the investment for both the seller and the buyer. Staging a vacant home will help the prospective buyer imagine themselves living in the home. For the seller, staging a vacant home maximizes the attributes of each room increasing its value and minimizing days on the market.
Prices for rental of vendor furniture and StS accessories will vary from 1% to 3% of the home’s sale price and size of project.
OPEN HOUSE REFRESH or MLS PHOTO REFRESH
Are you in need of a refresh before MLS listing photos or an open house? These services are available to homes staged by Style to Sell,LLC. We will be on hand during the MLS photo shoot to ensure that each room shows its very best!