The Staging Prince is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of its homeowners’ consulting business — preparing and presenting homes for sale in the lower Hudson Valley. Based in Rockland County, The Staging Prince’s goal is to maximize the homeowners’ equity on sale.
The Staging Prince is also pleased to announce its affiliation with veteran staging consultant Maureen Henry of Rockland Home Staging (who wrote these blog posts). Ms. Henry, through her vision of what will grab a buyer’s imagination, lit the way to a sale for many Rockland homeowners. Now she is moving on to a career in teaching and passing the torch to Jerry White of The Staging Prince.
“The Staging Prince’s timing is excellent,” Ms. Henry noted, “since the value added by staging (beyond simple decluttering) is becoming recognized in Rockland as it has been in Westchester. Many agents recommend that their clients hire a professional stager because staged houses typically sell faster and for more money than unstaged ones. Buyers’ agents like to show staged homes because they can count on their looking good.”
“I expect that professional staging consultations will become de rigueur in Rockland,” Mr. White said, “and that agents will offer to sponsor them to help them win listings. Some Rockland brokerages now pay for initial staging consultations as part of their listing service, splitting the modest cost with the listing agent on closing. Any further costs for needed home repairs, upgrades and staging itself is paid for by the homeowners, an investment that will pay off for the seller in a better price and a faster sale.”
While it is advantageous for homeowners to stage their home before the first open house so it will be 100% ready to show, The Staging Prince will also provide consultations after listing, focusing on barriers to sale.
Call The Staging Prince today to get started 845-875-4561 or 201-505-0005.