The proven benefits of professional home staging include increasing buyer interest, decreasing the length of time your home is on the market, and boosting your final sales price. From one-time consultations to full home staging, there are many ways in which you can benefit from the services of a professional stager.
When putting your home on the real estate market, staging is a proven, effective strategy to help your home sell quickly, and for top dollar. To ensure your staging experience nets the desired results, be sure to avoid these common staging missteps.
Spring is traditionally a very active time of year for residential real estate sales. Buyers are initiating home searches so that they can complete the home buying process and move into a new home by early summer. Sellers who wish to take advantage of this active sales period will get a jump on the market by listing their homes during spring months.
Is your listing ready for its close-up? Staging residential real estate and model homes in preparation for photography and virtual tours is our specialty! Check out our recent work for the River's Landing community model home at http://www.riverslandingfl.com/
Recently, a home seller contacted me through my website. He indicated that his Realtor® suggested he have his home professionally staged prior to listing, and although he generally understood the concept of staging, from a practical standpoint, he asked, “What return can I realistically expect from a staging investment?”
By far the largest percentage of homes on the market in our area are “3/2’s” or three bedroom, two bath “starter” homes. These homes are generally under 1,600 square feet and are on small lots. Small homes share many staging challenges, most of which are easy and inexpensive to overcome. Here are my top tips for staging a small home for a top-dollar sale.
An early spring has arrived in Tallahassee! Along with fragrant blooms and lush new foliage, the spring season ensures a feeling of freshness and renewal following the drab winter months. Mother Nature never ignores her spring updates, and neither should you when it comes to staging your home’s exterior for a quick spring sale.
When it’s time for your home to be photographed for the MLS listing, or to prepare for an open house, fresh plants and flowers are the finishing touch that will give your home added warmth and elegance. To stretch your staging budget, skip the florist and “shop from your yard.” This is particularly easy to do in northwest Florida, where even the winter garden offers floral and greenery options galore! In this photograph, all greenery was cut from my backyard in February, and included a mixture of greenery sizes, textures and shades to create a lush and dramatic arrangement. No vase? No problem! Use a non-traditional vessel, such as this pinecone pitcher, for your arrangement.
When considering your home improvement and curb appeal options, never underestimate the power of a little sweat equity! In our humid climate, mildew and grime really build up on driveways, entry steps, porches, decks and patios. So pick a sunny weekend to borrow or rent a power washer, and with just a short time investment, you can quickly and easily have your exterior hardscapes looking like brand new!
Curb appeal trends in Tallahassee reflect homeowners’ growing interest in “green” living. According to Anna Dickey, landscape designer with Esposito’s Garden Center, homeowners are often choosing low-maintenance, colorful plants when making their design choices.
Decluttering your home, and organizing your closets and storage areas, is one of the first and most important steps in the staging process. Here are a few tips to get your home staged like a pro!