Often times we Stagers hear the comment that smaller lower priced homes do not benefit from staging and the cost is not worth the return. It's a misconception that many hold on to. Some agents will say they don't specialize in high end homes so staging is not a realistic service to offer the "average" seller. Some home sellers figure staging is just for big fancy homes and in today's economic climate it can be hard to convince them otherwise.
Staging is beneficial in any price range. In fact smaller, lower priced homes may benefit the most as staging is all about enhancing space, flow and functionality as well as decor. Why make a potential buyer imagine when they can see it when they walk in the door.
How do you make smaller homes more attractive to the average buyer? Pump up main living spaces and storage potential. As far as buying homes now days, there is a growing trend towards smaller more efficient spaces. Baby boomers don't need the McMansion any longer and the green movement has really gone mainstream. Large "fancy" homes mean more maintenance, clutter and financial burden.
Buyers hire a home inspector to find structural flaws. When selling, why not hire a "cosmetic" expert that is up on the latest trends and has knowledge of the local market? The cost for your average staging consultation is very small in comparison to the return at the end of the sales process. Think of Stagers as an Inspecorator.
That's right, not a house fluffer or the knick knack patrol but a truly informed, expert part of the selling team. Just like the home inspector, agent, appraiser and closing specialist we can help speed along the process for sellers. A true professional will not only recommend the cosmetic but also needed repairs and improvements that will give a seller the most bang for the buck.
So the next time the term staging comes up, think Inspecorator!
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AccentPositives provides effective and economical Home Staging Consultations and services on site and on line. Selected Best of Corona 2012 in the Interior Design category, we are located in Corona and serve the Inland Empire of Southern California, the Palm Springs area and North San Diego County. Call 951 833 8529. Email email@example.com. Visit www.accentpositives.com.