Staging a house for sale should be part of every seller’s plan from the beginning. Over and over, statistics show that homes sell faster and, on average, 9%- 12% more than unstaged homes. Yet many home owners believe they don’t need a professional stager…until their house sits on the market for longer than expected. And time is money.
Occupied home staging is especially challenging because your family still lives in it. As a result, the staging needs to capture the heart and emotions of the buyer from the moment they step foot in the door – yet work and flow with your family, especially if you have young kids.
Selling a home is stressful, especially when you’re disrupting daily routines. If you have teens, they still want to relax in their own space. For little ones, they need a place to play and access to their toys. And adults want to find what they need, when they want it. We won’t sugarcoat it…staging your home to sell IS disruptive. While we do our best to accommodate important needs within your family, you’ll need to live around and keep the integrity of the staging. We can offer organizational suggestions that enable you live but be able to stow away everyone’s belongings at a moment’s notice. This can be done, but it’s a delicate balance.
There are many benefits to staging a house for sale that is already occupied. For starters, we can “shop” your own home for furniture and accessories to be used in creating vignettes throughout the house. Secondly, according to Joanna Gaines , keeping a few personal affects out here-and-there helps people see that the home was well-loved. You’re already busy with moving preparations, taking care of family, going to work, and walking the dogs. We’ll handle the house staging in a way that keeps your family’s needs in mind, while you focus on the next adventure.
*We do not guarantee how quickly your house will sell or at what price. Results are determined by many variables. We seek to give you the best odds possible.