Analogy of the Car and the House - The Value of Home Staging

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I don’t know about you but I always have my car fully detailed before I trade it in.  I’m getting ready to market my vehicle so that it receives top dollar. If you’re going to purchase a used vehicle, do you want to look at the one that is dull and dusty, has food rubbish on the floor boards, the paint bubbles plus it has a quarter panel rear ouchy, a headlight that doesn’t work, curled up floor carpets if any at all, and maybe just maybe lots of ferns and ivy growing?  Or would you choose the one that blinds you because it gleams in the sun from being waxed, has new tires, not a ding in it, and the motor purrs like a kitten, the A/C freezes you out, it has enough room for Aunt Matilda and Uncle Charlie, plus gets really great gas mileage (well, ok not in the example below...but it's nice to dream right?)

old clunker cars and a ferrari

I use this analogy of the car and the house because it’s one to which we can all relate.  Prepping your house properly for sale is done using home staging as the marketing tool for your dwelling.  It is a way to showcase and present your most expensive asset.  A professional home stager has been trained in creating furniture plans, creating focal points, methods to determine who the buyers are in your market, as well as preparing and showcasing your home’s architectural elements.  A well thought-out plan is developed by a professional home stager (that's me):  a plan that is unique to your home and your location.

A defined purpose is established for every room in your dwelling so that a buyer can make an emotional connection visualizing your home as their own.  Did you know that 90% of home buyers begin their search on the internet?  They are scrutinizing your photos so they can view themselves living in this space.  Your photographs will either hold them or lose them.

Did you know the longer your home is on the market that you’re continuing to carry month-to-month costs?  This includes your mortgage, your utilities, your taxes and insurance.  Everything about the home’s expenses is continuing when you’re trying to get it sold.  And did I mention the price drops you’re suffering?  This money could have been well spent in a home staging consultation, which costs way less than the thousands you’re losing by those price reductions.

Personally, I think the house on the left may have suffered hurricane damage and has been on the market way past its time.  Again, it's to demonstrate the point.  Which car and which house are you drawn to?

old wooden beach house

A professional home stager provides a neutral 3rd party opinion, a fresh set of eyes to view your home as a potential buyer.  Contact us so we can turn your “clunker” into a “regal automobile” and capture the attention of your future home buyer.

Thanks for dropping by and reading Analogy of the Car and the House - The Value of Home Staging.

 

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“Foxy Interiors Inc. made our kitchen and living room redesign a reality. They were wonderful to work with every step of the way. We met with them on site to discuss our desire for a design “reset” and to review our options for reviving the space. Our home has modern lines but it lost its luster in a sea of dated wall and cabinet colors and clutter. They took in to account our likes and dislikes and offered many options for our consideration from paint colors and fabrics to finishes and textures. They developed a clear estimate per service offered. Their suggestions for enhancements made the biggest difference in the outcome of the redesign. For example, crown molding on the cabinets and an accent color for the breakfast nook resulted in an upscale redesign. We will definitely call on them again for their design and renovation expertise. We love our new space and highly recommend Foxy Interiors Inc. for your transformation! “

 

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Rainer
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Cathy Tarrant
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Great analogy!  Sure gets the point across:)

Mar 31, 2013 11:23 AM #1
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Mark Loewenberg
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the images are to die for!  love the idea behind your photos too...thanks for sharing!

Mar 31, 2013 11:43 AM #2
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Marie Fox
Foxy Interiors Inc. Lake Mary Florida - Lake Mary, FL
Lake Mary, Florida, Home Stager & RE Photographer
Hi Cathy, nothing like dramatic examples to make a point. Hi Mark, glad you enjoyed them. Pictures speak a thousand words and home sellers need to be cognizant of this when their homes hit the MLS.
Mar 31, 2013 12:08 PM #3
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Rob Arnold
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Excellent analogies. You really "drive" your point home with your description and photos. It really does make a difference.
Apr 02, 2013 12:13 PM #4
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Marie Fox
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Hey Rob, thanks, I'm pleased you like the "spin" I put on this blog. Just continuing my education to the public about why home staging is an effective marketing tool to get 'er sold.
Apr 03, 2013 03:07 AM #5
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Rob Arnold
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Apr 03, 2013 06:15 AM #6
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Rob, thanks very much for the "feature". It is truly appreciated!
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