You might come to wonder why all properties on the market have the perfect interior design style, furniture and décor. It could just be a coincidence but it may also seem dubious. This all comes down to the art of Home Staging.
How does Home Staging Work?
Home staging is the process of preparing one’s residence for real estate sale. It aims to make the home appealing enough to get as many potential buyers as possible so that the property can be sold quickly and earn more. It engages the services of a consultant who will evaluate the property and strategize on the best marketing campaign to sell off the property. These experts usually have knowledge on interior style trends and have a lot of connections who can assist in doing a superficial makeover of the home. A whole team of gardeners, florists and art dealers could be called in.
The first step would be to remove anything that is not appropriate for the decided theme and replace it with rented furniture and fixtures. The advertising stage could start about 2 weeks ahead of the property launching on the market. The furniture will be left in the property for around 4 weeks until the auction day so that the potential buyers will be able to examine the well-styled property and get a good first impression.
Home Staging could be expensive as items are usually purchased from up market homeware stores. Home sellers are often concerned about the costs. However, it could be considered a good investment since the property will be sold off faster and for a better price. Eventually, you would be able to save more.
After the successful sale, everything will be returned to their original place while rented items need to be removed. In the event that the house was not sold on the marketing period, the property will no longer look like the endorsed estate. New potential buyers will no longer have the chance to glimpse the view presented during the campaign.
Home Virtual Staging
Virtual Staging is a cheaper and less time-consuming alternative to the regular home staging. Your property can be staged with just a click of a mouse and get it ready for listing. With the use of digitally generated interiors, this technology allows the designer to make complete changes on the property without the hustle and bustle of real furniture and living homewares and show off your property to its best advantage. You would no longer have to worry about rental costs for the stage furniture or extra costs on damaged decors. Adjustments to the paint color, fixtures and out of window views can be easily applied.
However, potential buyers who were enticed with the images posted on the market but may be disappointed to find out that the property was empty when they come for an ocular visit.
Real estate agents can endorse home stagers or set up an appointment for you and a stager so that they provide you with more options. Many companies also offer Virtual Home Staging services. You can easily look up these specialists up online.