If you’re wondering whether or not you should hire a professional home stager to sell your home, you aren’t alone. For years people have asked themselves whether or not they should hire a home stager to help their home sell. In many ways, this conversation is very similar to the question of whether or not one should hire a real estate agent to help sell their home. But when people begin to throw around ideas like “Why would I pay someone to do that when I can do just as good of a job on my own?” I have to raise an objection or two.
Yes, you can stage your own home, but you can also represent yourself in court and even act as your own doctor, plumber, etc. if you like. But my question for those who think this way is “Why would you do it yourself when a professional can do a much better job?” The most common response to this is “Hiring a professional will cost more.” But studies show that a good home stager can actually not only save you money, but even make you more upon closing your deal. And with the new real estate rules cooling the market, it never hurts to have a bit of professional help when getting ready to list your home.
Those who are still on the fence should consider this…
Today, nearly 95% of all home sales begin with an online search. From these searchers, homebuyers are looking for one thing in particular- great pictures of homes. Unfortunately, too often is it the case that a homeowner will hurriedly stage a home and take low quality pictures to be included with their online listing. So what do those thousands of potential buyers do when they see low quality photos of homes that aren’t staged well? They click “Next” and they never look at your home again. Multiply this by a few days and your pool of potential buyers has now been reduced to a fraction of what it could have been. However, hiring a professional home stager will quickly turn those lousy, low-resolution photos into works of art.
Furthermore, when a potential buyer walks into your home, they are doing their best to imagine themselves living thee. But this illusion is disrupted very easily when their owners stage homes. Part of the problem is that homeowners simply cannot see the problem spots of their house because they’ve seen them for the last “x” number of years. Carpet stains, scratches on the wall, etc. are all looked over because you’ve seen them so many times. But home stagers are objective and will quickly point out the flaws in your home, as well as create a plan for how you can overcome these blemishes.
In the end, your home stager will be able to transform your home so that potential buyers can truly imagine themselves living there. This can ultimately lead you to selling your home faster and for the price your home deserves. If you’re ready to start staging your home the smart way, then be sure to call Renee Gignac from Decor Innovation Designs, today!