One of our condo listings was struggling to sell in this recent condo-flooded market, so we spruced it up a bit. Sometimes it takes a little extra to stand out—and we’re always ready to make that happen.
It wasn’t a big change (the “before” photos already had our staging), but it does make a difference. When you list your home for sale, it becomes a product rather than your personal retreat. You want potential homebuyers to be able to envision themselves living in the home, which can be difficult if your family’s personality is still evident.
Before putting your home on the market, we recommend updates and repairs, we help you declutter and depersonalize, and we pay for a professional stager to show your home in its most marketable light. Why do we invest so much into this? We do more, because it works!
When done correctly, staging can not only set the right emotional tone for buyers about the home, but can also help highlight the most attractive features of the home. Staging can potentially make you money, too: 77% of listing agents said a well-staged environment increases the dollar value buyers are willing to offer, according to the National Association of Realtors Profile of Home Staging. Staging can also shorten the length of time your home is on the market, with agents reporting that their staged homes were going under contract faster than those without.
A professional stager will typically begin with an in-home consultation, where they will walk through your home with you, review the property, and provide a report with their advice for the home. The report will include advice on de-cluttering, storing items, reorganizing furniture placement, and possibly changing out paint colors in different rooms. The stager may also give tips for improving curb appeal. The most common rooms that are staged are the living room, kitchen, master bedroom, and dining room.
Depending on what your home needs, we might bring in supplementary furniture and décor items, paint rooms, and/or bring in contractors to get your home ready to go on the market. We make your home look the best it can look, so you can get your home’s full value.
PS: Here’s the full description for this condo, a 2-bed, 1-bath in Queen Anne for $399.750.