This post is also worthy of a re-blog.
What will a Home Stager ask you to spend money on? In a prior post, I outlined some of the questions a Home Stager will ask a seller. One of the questions involved setting a budget to prepare the house for the market. This post will flesh out some of the things a professional Home Stager may ask you to pay for. These items are not frivolous; most will stay with the house. Keep in mind this is an investment in selling your house quickly!
In the past, I have asked sellers to invest in:
- Storage unit or pod
- Paint/professional painters
- Wallpaper removal
- Carpet removal/replacement/cleaning
- New kitchen flooring/counters
- New bed linens for the Master Bedroom
- New towels (usually white, and only for show)
- Shrubs, flowers
- New mailbox
- House numbers
- Updated light fixtures
- Simple drapery panels
- Regular, brighter light bulbs (not CFLs)
- Large, neutral art
- Tall indoor tree
- White 8x10' shag rug (Hey - $89 from Home Depot - can't beat it! And it ROCKED!)
- Rental furniture
- Accessories rental from Nestings
- Cabinet hardware
- New "Welcome" mat!
A professional Home Stager can work with any budget to help sell a house quickly. Be prepared.
Julia Vigneron Maher, Nestings Home Staging & Model Home Design: Award-Winning Staging for Model, Vacant and Occupied Homes in Fairfield County, CT (including Fairfield, Southport, Westport, Trumbull, Monroe, Newtown, Stratford, Easton, Weston, Wilton, Norwalk, Darien, Stamford, Greenwich) and Connecticut.
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