Put Your Home Center-Stage
By Tiffanie Story
Home Staging is an important part of selling your home. In any market place a ‘staged’ home can make a big difference in helping your home stand out among other homes on and sell faster. Studies show that the first impression makes all the difference and your buyers make up their mind in the first 20 seconds of walking into a house; for the positive or negative. So you can see that it is so important that that first impression be a good one! At Story Real Estate we believe that selling a house is a combined effort between yourself and your Realtor. We want to help you give your home every advantage possible to shine among other homes on the market. Following are two options for Home Staging that we offer through Story Real Estate:
- Option 1 – Staging for the Vacant Home: Staging with accessories the kitchen and bathrooms, giving the home a ‘lived in feel’. If you are living out of town you will receive pictures so you can see the final results. Also, if the home is in the Homer city limits and with proper notice on a showing I will go to your home and turn on lights, turn up the heat and turn on soft music to make sure the home is ready in every way for the showing. This will ensure that the ‘first impression’ is a good one. Remember those first 20 seconds count!
- Option 2 – Staging for the Occupied Home: I will go through the home taking pictures and notes and compile a ‘recommendations’ outline for you on Home Staging. This outline may consist of ideas on what should be packed away, certain esthetic repairs, furniture arraignments and general guidelines on creating a ‘neutral’ staged feel that buyers can envision themselves living in. This is very important because if a potential buyer feels that the home is your personal space, they will have a harder time picturing themselves living in the home; and after all your goal is that it become their home. If after looking over the Home Staging Outline you would like further assistance, I will be happy to come back into your home and arrange furniture/accessories to make your home ‘Show Ready’. Live like you are selling!