Home Staging as a service is not new, however right now more than ever there seems to be an ever-increasing demand for it. Could it be the sparkle and shine it adds to each home to present it as a model home to the buyer, or perhaps it is the overall cohesiveness that color consultation, furniture re-arrangement and de-cluttering provide. Well, it is all of these things and boy do they make a difference! Ultimately you want a buyer to say “I love it! This is the one!” and with those uttered words, the deal is done. Buyers buy on emotion, so often the previous criteria that were once ultra-important become less of a requirement such as the extra bathroom or the larger kitchen.
If you are like many other Central Florida homeowners you could possibly be living in your new home and still waiting to sell the previous one. Two mortgages might sound crazy but in this area, it has now become the norm. I get asked to stage vacant homes twice as much as owner-occupied homes. One couldn’t expect you to live in limbo with some of your furnishings and accessories in one home, and the rest in another. For those of you that are experiencing this, there is help for you! Home Stagers work with Furniture Rental companies so that you can take your precious belongings with you all the while the Stager hand selects pieces that will show your home off like a model. Special accessories, wall art and floral arrangements can be added as well as the usual curb appeal recommendations. The cost can range in the low thousands but the payoff is well worth it and the investment into the staging is almost always less than the cost of your first price reduction.
For all you sellers out there who still live in your Homestead Florida homes for sale home and have been trying to sell it for months, a Home Stager can come to your rescue. We come in and transform each room using pieces from your existing home inventory, often swapping out items from other rooms to make the room buyer-friendly. Furniture will be arranged, new pieces added, some deleted and de-cluttering will simplify your homestead and provide a clean and fresh look. Curb appeal will be evaluated, as will small home repairs to provide your buyers with that cared-for look. When it comes to your personal décor, what works for you may not work for your buyers’. The idea is to reach as many people as possible with a classic look that will be appealing to all. If you have to change what you have for a few months, it is well worth it! Don’t take it as an insult but rather as a commitment to you by your Stager to see that your home sells quickly and for top dollar.
If you or anyone you know in the Central Florida area are planning to put a home on the market, vacant or occupied, contact Florida Home Staging for more information or to set up a consultation. If you have been trying to sell your home and it is just sitting without offers and you are desperate to sell, let us know as we can help you before you take another price reduction. Not only can we work with you before the sale of your home, but once you move into your new abode we can take the furnishings and items you already own and help you position them properly and plan the purchase of new items. This is all part of our Home Redesign service.
As I always say-Get it Staged. Get it Sold. Get Top Dollar!
Karla Davis is the President of Florida Home Staging & Redesign. She is a Home Stager, Professional Organizer, Interior Re-designer, as well as Public Speaker. She specializes in Staging and Organizing homes, office spaces and has over 10 years of experience and success within inside/outside Sales and Marketing. Karla is also the wife of Author, Paul Davis and is currently writing two books of her own. Karla’s life mission is to positively transform the homes and lives of everyone she meets.