Want a Higher Price? Work with a Home Staging Specialist!
A home that is staged will sell for more money in a hot market and faster in a slow market.
Sharp ReDesigns is aware that selling your home is a difficult task. Preparing it for listing can be an even bigger task. Let us help you before you list. Real estate staging can accelerate the process. Staged homes are very popular with real estate agents simply because they are an “easy sale.”
The benefit of working with Sharp ReDesigns is that we use your existing furniture and accessories as much as possible before considering expensive rentals. This will save you money and better appeal to the demographics for that area.
- Identifies and enhances each room’s most marketable features by artfully placing furniture, art and accessories to highlight the home’s selling features
- Reduces and/or eliminates visual distractions (i.e. clutter and personal belongings)
- Areas needing attention and repair are identified and corrected.
The Effect: Increases the home’s appeal to a wider range of potential buyers.
The Result: Home is sold quickly and for the best price.
Staged Homes Move Faster & For Top Dollar
It’s a simple concept to grasp, that real estate staging is indeed a sound investment. Staged homes are on the market for a short time only, so you better start packing as the moving van will be there before you know it.
The Proof is in the Statistics
"Coldwell Banker Realty (after tracking 2772 properties in 8 major US cities) found the average home was on the market for 31 days, yet the typical staged home sold in just under 14 days. And while the average home sold for a mere 1.6% over the seller’s asking price, the staged homes went for a hefty 6.3% more."
REALITY: A home that has been staged using professional design principles to make it more appealing to buyers sells and for more.
No one keeps hard stats on sales prices of staged versus unstaged homes, but expert opinions are that despite what you might believe about house hunters being able to see the jewel of your home amidst what might be the rough of your daily life isn't true. Homeowners furnish and decorate their homes for their own personal tastes, and often those personal tastes might not be shared with a large enough segment of the market that is going to be scrutinizing it to consider buying it. You might think that old couch you picked up at a vintage store as funky, a potential buyer might not. To you, the clutter of daily life that you've accumulated over years gives your home a "lived-in" look, but the potential buyer sees something that's perhaps not well loved or maintained.
Clean and well maintained is the look that sellers are after. A neatly trimmed yard and bit of fresh paint gets across the message that you look after your property and that it is worth a look. And staging can help too. A professional design helps the potential purchaser see how well a home's rooms work, or could work if they owned it and were putting their own stamp on things. That is a vision that is more difficult to conjure up with your kids' toys piled up along the wall in the living room, or your impressive collection of National Geographics stacked in the hall.
Sources: David Wan, instructor, BCIT real estate marketing program, director of sales and marketing, Aragon Properties; Rudy Nielsen, president, Landcor Data Corp.
Vancouver Sun April 2008