Home Staging – what you should know and how it can help you!

Home staging – what is it and how can it help you?

Home staging is the act of preparing a home (and contents of a home) for sale, with a special emphasis on presentation and appearance.  It’s important to realize that preparing a home for sale and staging a home is not always the same thing.  For example, as part of your pre-sale preparations, you might go through the home to make small repairs where needed.  This is an essential step in preparing your home for the market, but it’s not the same as home staging.  Staging a home for sale normally involves things of an aesthetic nature; such as design, organization and overall appearance (as opposed to mechanical or functional improvements).

The goal of home staging is to improve the home’s appearance in the eyes of potential buyers, with the ultimate goal of selling the home more quickly and for the highest possible price.  Staging your home can benefit you regardless of the real estate market you are in.  In a buyer’s market, you will need every advantage you can get in order to sell your home for a decent price, so it’s important to stage your home effectively.  But even in a seller’s market, staging can help you achieve a quick sale for the maximum sale price.

La Bella Casa Interior Designs has partnered with Get Clean Stay Clean to offer homeowners, real estate agents and builder’s advice in staging properties for sale. Our service provides the following:

Step one:  Assessment and written evaluation of the property

Step two:  Provide a prioritized action plan to stage the property for sale.  Specific recommendations and documentation are detailed in the evaluation and action plan

Step three:  Assist in implementation and execution of the staging plan

Primary benefits of Home Staging:

Staging forces you to think like a buyer:  You will be looking at the home as if you were a buyer.  Adopting this perspective early on will help you in many ways when preparing your home for the market.

Staging forces you to organize and de-clutter:  Clearing away shelves, closets and cabinets is a big part of the home staging process.  It also helps with moving, because you will have to pack things away at some point anyway.

Staging increases the likelihood of a sale:  You must do everything in your power to increase your chances of selling.  This will give you an extra edge in selling your home quickly.

Staging reduces the home’s time on market:  The less time a home is on the market, the better.  This is especially important if you will be carrying two mortgages until the home sells.

Studies confirm that in this market, staging is KEY to sale:

Staged houses average a 169% Return on Investment (Home Gain Study)

Staged houses sell, on average, for 17.9% more money than comparable un-staged houses (HUD)

A staged house in on the Market for 85% -89% less time than an un-staged house (RESA)

Staging helps justify the asking price!  If you are in a seller’s market and you price your home correctly, you probably won’t have to haggle over the asking price.  However, in a market that leans toward the buyer, you need everything in your favor to justify the asking price.  Proper home staging can help you justify the ask price by positioning the home more favorably in the buyer’s mind.

Why hire La Bella Casa Interior Designs/Get Clean Stay Clean for your staging needs?

Over 13 years combined experience in the Interior Design and Professional Organization business provides you with the support and guidance you need to gain perspective in today’s unique selling environment.

La Bella Casa Interior Designs has been making homes beautiful for well over a decade.  With her “serious decorating” mentality, Lisa Griffiths takes the time to get to know your family and your home while weighing the needs of the project and taking budget into consideration. Stop updating and “re-decorating,” take the time and effort to do it once and do it right….

Get Clean Stay Clean works with the client to create a new, organized, and relaxing way of life.  Lisa Masciulli can help you determine what needs to go, what can stay and what should be donated.  In our modern and busy lives, organization is the key to sanity!

By combining our organization and decorating talents we can systematically target the “weak” selling points of your home and give you the competitive edge you will need to sell your home quickly.

Contact us at Lisa@labellacasainteriordesigns.com or call 215-287-0764 to set up your home staging appointment!

Lisa Griffiths                                                 Lisa Masciulli

La Bella Casa Interior Designs                     Get Clean Stay Clean

www.labellacasainteriordesigns.com           www.getcleanstayclean.net