This is what makes it so satisfying to be a home stager. Today I got a call from the realtor. In less than ten days since I staged this home, they have received not one, but three offers for this property. Woohoo!
Now there was nothing wrong with this home. It has a gorgeous updated kitchen and lush private backyard. But it has been on the market since November of 2008.
Before it was open and open to interpretation!
After there's a space for dining and entertaining!
While I was previewing it with the realtor before staging, the home was being shown. The potential buyers actually asked me how I would arrange furniture in the main living space. Although the space was nice and open there was no recognizable area for a formal dining or eat in space. After I explained what I would do if I staged it, they left and the realtor said she thought they would make an offer but wait until it was staged!
This is the first time I've realized buyers actually enjoy seeing homes staged. And really why shouldn't they? It's a little bit of Hollywood HGTV-style buzz. It's fun and creates excitement not only for the buyers, but the agents showing the home and the owner who is excited about finally selling the home!
What I realized is, staging shows the seller cares. They care enough about the home to present it professionally. It shows pride of ownership. What better message is there to your buyers than you think the house is worth an investment of time and money?
The seller is happy, the realtor is happy and you know the buyers feel they are getting not only a new home but a nice preview of how they can arrange their furniture once they move in! I call that a happy ending!
Staged by Hampton Redesign www.hamptonredesign.com
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