STAGING YOUR HOME IS A SMART INVESTMENT
As the saying goes, “you have one chance to make a first impression”. The one you leave a viewer with must be strong enough for them to make an immediate offer. Design to Impress stages houses and condos to so that they appeal to anyone who views it. Our home stagers select furniture, artwork and accessories tailored to each unit, and arranges them in a way that highlight the features of your property. The final result is a living space that appears bigger and more refined.
You should not think of your home as your residence, when you put it up for sale. Once your property goes on the market, it is now merchandise you must sell for a profit. Home staging is the advertising you need to get it sold to the highest bidder (or buyer).
Potential buyers look to “hot” listings, which are houses and condos generally less than two weeks old on the market. An un-staged property loses its stature and luster with each day it sits on the market. A staged house or condo results in a quick sale of a “hot” listing, with a return on the investment. Ideally, a property should be staged before it goes on the market. Houses that do not sell fast are generally reduced in price. Home staging removes that worse-case-scenario.
Each home staging job is assessed on an individual basis. Design to Impress advises the homeowner or real estate agent which areas of the home are the strongest selling points to focus on. The home staging process involves creating favorable impressions everywhere a potential buyer’s eyes land, while accentuating each room’s focal points.
When the property for sale is in “showroom” condition, it helps the buyer visualize themselves living in it. Home stagers know how to create the emotional link using decor, colour and furniture arrangement, in order to compel them to making an offer on your new and profitable asking price. Staging condo or a home is about tapping into the buyer’s psychology. A property that is professionally staged allows buyers to see themselves living in it. Home staging makes buyers want to make your house or condo their own by highlighting its characteristics, functionality and flow.
It is tough for a buyer to formulate an opinion about a property when it inhabits traces of the previous or current homeowner’s personality, such as their couches, curtains or picture frames on the wall. Home staging removes those road blocks, in order for the buyer to see their own furniture, family and furnishings inside of the house or condo, instead of yours.
We make changes to interiors using lighting, furnishings, wall art, bedding and linens, among other accessories. Home staging services also addresses issues that could reduce the property’s value, and solves them with essential repairs, cleaning and painting.
Your apartment, loft or house is likely your biggest investment. Use our years of home staging experience to generate the highest ROI in the least amount of time.