Staging is an excellent way to make your home’s interior more desirable and competitive when you list your home, but no two clients’ needs are exactly the same. The first step in our consultation process is to sit down individually with our clients to discuss what type of expectations they have for their home staging. It is important to us that we address your concerns, listen to your input, and know exactly what your goals are, before we begin.
Once we get a handle on what you expect to gain from our staging process, we can begin to discuss how we can stage for optimum results, using what we call our “8-Step FEEL HOME” staging plan. Our mission is to work alongside our customers so that we can effectively meet and exceed each of the needs according to your buyer’s demographics. We also work to market your home by transforming each room to make it more competitive, your sale more profitable, and to get your home sold as quickly as possible.
First, we start with a general walk-through to get a sense of the whole space, its flow, and feel. In each room, we’ll take note of the availability of accessories and furniture that may be useful. Our goal is to approach every room as a potential buyer would by making note of first impressions. As we go from room to room, we’ll use the input of the “first impressions” according to the questions from our “Buyer’s Eyes” worksheet.
Our objective is to work with your existing home decor, but we will also recommend that we make purchases or use rentals that will not only complete but also enhance your rooms. We have a shopping service that we work with to assist you, which I will add to the proposal service recommendation if deemed necessary and appropriate.
If time permits, I love to share my techniques and tools to arrange your items to appear more welcoming and inviting. By doing a quick stage of one of your rooms, I hope that you will see how beneficial just a few adjustments can be to entice potential buyers and showcase the beauty of your home. You will be amazed at how small changes can completely transform a room and bring it a new life.
Please don’t be offended if I open any built-in cabinets and closets; I am looking for resources to create a more emotional connection with potential homebuyers. And since it’s likely that people will be opening some doors during the walk-through, you want to make sure every inch of your home shows as well as possible. If you are open to suggestions, I can also help give you tips and tricks to declutter and organize — buyers want to see order and endless space; that is the goal before listing your home.
Suggestions to Get the Most From Our Work Together
We are not there to judge or criticize, so please don’t be self-conscious about what your rooms currently look like. Our intention with suggestions is to view each room as a critical potential homebuyer’s eyes will so that we can make your home competitive. In doing so, the goal is to make your home as valuable as possible on the market – and to sell it quickly!
Please try to overlook any temporary inconvenience by keeping in mind a potential future windfall of revenue. A staged home does not appear to be “lived-in,” but we also understand that it has to be practical for you and your family. Our mission, therefore, will be to find a happy medium that everyone can live with. In the end, you set the boundaries and have the final say.
We will go through things fairly quickly, and I will provide as much information as possible. It will be helpful if you try to jot down notes during our staging walk-through. It should be an uplifting and enjoyable experience, so try not to get too overwhelmed by the suggestions and work that we have ahead of us. Keep the vision in your mind of how wonderful, engaging, and marketable your home will be when the process is complete! Most importantly, take heart knowing that the changes we implement will pay back tenfold in the long run and have the “sold” sign on your front lawn as quickly as possible.