Why It’s So Important To Stage A Vacant Home

26 03 2008

Buyers Make an Emotional Connection
The number one reason a buyer purchases a house is because it “felt home.” It was warm, inviting and the buyer made an emotional connection with the home. When have you ever heard of an empty room described as warm and inviting? Sterile, cold and uninviting are the three most popular words to describe an empty room.

Without Furniture, there is no Frame of Reference
How big is the room? Without furniture it’s difficult to tell the scale and size of a room. When the buyer does not have answers to their questions-they walk away. What is this room for? Many times a buyer can’t even tell if it’s the living room or dining room if there’s no furniture. Don’t keep them guessing because they won’t be able to visualize how they will entertain in or use a room whose purpose is unclear.

When a Room is Empty, Buyers Focus on Negative Details
It’s so much easier to notice that crack in the wall or the chip in the tile when there is nothing else to look at. Home staging highlights the positive aspects of a home while de-emphasizing negative aspects in order to position a home to make an emotional connection with buyers.

Few Home Buyers Can Actually Visualize the Potential of Home
Nine out of ten people walking into your home can’t imagion the wonderful possibilities your home has to offer them. They just can’t picture it. Don’t let a simple thing like no furniture or poor placement ruin your sale. Don’t take those odds; they will hurt you in the price significantly!

Vacancy Rate Is At All-Time High
According to the Census Bureau the vacancy rate of homes is at the highest level since they started tracking it 40 years ago!  Homes that have been professionally staged sell on average in 50% less time and for 5-10% more money.

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A coat of paint, a bed and night stands and this bedroom is warm and welcoming. If you are thinking of selling your Rockland County NY home call The Staging Prince before your list it. We will help take the guesswork out of getting your home ready for sale: (845) 875-4561.

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Tips for selling your Rockland County NY Home

18 01 2008

The spring real estate season is just around the corner for Rockland County Homeowners.  It may seem like winter is afoot but before you know it the flowers will be in bloom and the real estate market will be in full swing. Now is the perfect time to start thinking about getting your home ready for sale.

Taking care of minor renovations early will ensure that your home is ready to be photographed and ready to be listed.   Here are some helpful home staging tips to consider before listing your home for sale.

  • Declutter – Clutter eats equity!  It is important to get your home as streamlined as possible.  Potential buyers want to be able to view the floor plan and architecture, not your distracting treasures.  Take a few days and pack things that will detract from your home.
  • Neutralize – Bold colored walls, floral wall paper, stylized rooms may be perfect for your personality but they do not have universal appeal.  You do not want buyers to remember your home for its quirky decorating – the house should be the star.  Neutral colors have a broader appeal.
  • Sniff test – Your home should not have any identifiable odors from pets, food or mildew.  It is important to address these problems now, trying to cover them with deodorizers is never the answer.
  • Emotional Connections – Now that your home is decluttered and neutral it is time to add those homey touches that will make buyers fall in love with the home.

It is often best to hire a professional home stager to assist you with this process.  It is hard to take and objective look at your home.  Buyers today are savvy and their expectations are high.  Staging your home will ensure that it is in show condition and that you get top dollar when selling.

Call The Staging Prince today for a professional consultation to take the guesswork out of getting your home ready for sale.  (845) 875-4561.