A staging consultation is one of the most affordable way to ready your home for sale. A certified home staging professional will come into your home and make suggestions on how to make your property stand out to potential buyers.
A walk and talk consultations will usually run around two hours. You,the seller, will walk with the stager while she or he make suggestions that limit a buyer's objections and allow your house to stand out on the multi list. The stager will provide you with a list of recommended changes and repairs to your property. Now on the ball is your court. How much time and effort you put on these recommendations is up to you, the seller. As a Certified Staging Professional- CSP I have had 2 types of
The Reluctant Seller
Did you know that the majority of today's home buyers are the millennials? Studies have shown that that the majority of millennials do not want a fixer upper. This generation wants a move in ready home that does not remind them of their parents or grandparents houses. So please remove the doily from the center of the dining table, remove the wallpaper and paint those walls a neutral color!
The Motivated Seller
Statics from the RESA- Real Estate Staging Association show that a staged home spends 90% less time on the market. The average time a staged home is on the market is 23 days . An unstaged home spent an average of 225 days on the market. This is equal to 7 1/2 months in which the home owner is paying taxes, utilities, normal upkeep and possibly a mortgage. Staging can have a return on investment as high as 200%. The cost of reducing the selling price of an unsold home is higher than the cost of staging.
So are you motivated or still emotionally attached? The choice is always yours.