Many real estate agents and home sellers think that home staging is only for middle to high end properties and don’t consider the benefits and options for staging lower priced homes for sale. Well let’s dispel that myth right now! Staging can help you sell your home quickly and for more money at any price point! My services, home staging for realtors in PA – will help you sell!
Staging Works for All Price Points
I was recently hired to stage an older (yet very charming) duplex in Carlisle, PA. The home is vacant and had been a rental for the past few years. It has adorable wood moulding throughout, as well as hardwood flooring on the main level. Considering what the homeowner has invested in appliances and other repairs, as well as realtor fees, the budget for staging was right around $1000. This allowed us to bring in furniture, accessories, area rugs and wall art to really bring the home to life. Take a look at the before and after and see what a difference $1000 can make on a home! Before staging, the house felt drab and boring. The view of the neighbor’s peeling house paint outside the windows was a huge distraction from the potential of this home to be a warm and cheery place for a potential buyer.
Downplay the Neighbor’s Peeling Paint
Ideally, I would have placed curtain rods and soft, white sheers over the windows to allow the light to stream in, yet help detract from the need for a paint job on the exterior of the neighbor’s home. However the seller’s budget didn’t allow for window treatments so my job was to use the furniture and accessories keep the eye and focus on the beauty of this home and help buyers to feel like this house could be their home.
I rolled up my sleeves and staged the entire first floor of the home. At a lower price point than the average home in the area, this investment is a bigger risk. However, we believe it will pay off in the end. The house’s listing goes live today. We are waiting to see how quickly it sells and if we get our asking price or close to it! Stay tuned!
In the meanwhile, enjoy our gallery of before and after photos, as well as a video tour “before” and another for “after” our home staging for realtors project.
Staging works! Staging sells! And I have the stats to prove it.
Contact me for details whether you’re a realtor or home seller. As your home stager in PA, I’m ready to help!