A couple of months ago, a local investor called me and was inquiring about having one of his houses staged. He was new to flipping houses and did not want to spend a fortune on having the home staged, but he knew he needed some form of home staging.
Based on the expected selling point of the home, the potential buyer audience, and all the repairs my client needed to make he did not want to spend more than $4,000 on home staging.
I know some of you may think $4,000 is a lot of money to spend, but the home was in an excellent school district and was going to be priced very aggressively ($250,000). Also, we wanted potential buyers to remember this home.
To meet my client's budget, we agreed on minimal staging for the following rooms:
- The front porch
- The first room you enter into from the front door - Living Room
- Kitchen - you could see part of the Kitchen as you entered the home
- Small room off the Kitchen
- The Master bedroom
He received multiple offers within the first week, and had an accepted offer after about (10) days on the market.
Here are a few photos of the first room a buyer would see:
I used pops of oranges and yellow throughout the home to try and grab everyone's attention.
Sometimes, a home may only need to be staged a little bit but it can make a world of difference :)