Whatever city we're based in, professional home stagersdo so much more than make our clients' homes look amazing and irresistible to potential buyers so that they sell faster ...
What other Hats do we wear? Here are just a few of them ....
NEIGHBORHOOD EXPERT: Home stagers need to be familiar with the neighborhoods in their cities, so that they know the types of architecture and styles of homes they'll be asked to submit staging proposals for. The best home stagers have the ability to stage many different types of homes, whether they're modern and contemporary, traditional, mid-century, Victorian, ranch, Craftsman, or whatever style is popular in their area.
DIPLOMAT: Sometimes, the client who hires the stager is the homeowner, and sometimes it's the listing agent. Occasionally the stager is caught between both parties, and it's important to be very diplomatic whoever you find yourself dealing with. Discretion is another excellent and important quality to have when working in people's homes (especially when they're still living there!)
HANDYMAN: Professional stagers are always fixing things that they come across when they're staging a home. We carry a variety of tools to repair household items, and usually we don't even charge our clients anything extra for this added service.
SECURITY EXPERT: Home stagers learn quickly to make sure that all windows and doors are secure and safe when they're working in a client's home. Our eyes and ears are always on alert to make sure that everyone -- and everything -- is safe inside the home.
ABILITY TO STAGE EQUALLY WELL IN SNOW OR 108* HEAT: Even when heat or air conditioning isn't in the best working order, home stagers will work under the worst conditions ... not because we want to, but because we want to get the job done for our clients!
STATISTICAL WIZARD: Home stagers are clever enough to track our home staging statistics for our clients so that they can see our average Days on Market of our staged properties. We love to share this helpful information with potential clients!
PEACEMAKER: Occasionally, nosy neighbors who don't like all the activity next door, or contractors working on the property exhibit short fuses for various reasons. Home stagers need the wisdom of Solomon to keep the peace!
MAGICIAN: As professional home stagers, we wear this hat every day! Clients are always telling us how "magic" our transformations are! (This is one of our favorite hats, by the way...)
SHOPPER EXTRAORDINAIRE: Home stagers know all of the best places to shop for furniture and home decor, and we're famous for running into our favorite haunts 15 minutes before closing and filling up carts faster than Olympic sprinters!
PHOTOGRAPHER: We offer our clients quality photos for the online listing -- which is critically important in getting buyers to visit the home in person.
~ HOME STAGERS, WHAT OTHER HATS DO YOU WEAR? Tell us your stories, please! ~