Staging an occupied house is actually more important than a vacant home staging. As cleaning , de-cluttering , de-personalizing, organizing, rearranging, repairing and painting are not what home staging is all about. They are actually the basic preparation required before a professional house stager transforms your home into a marketable product merchandised for a quick top dollar sale.
The impression that professional home staging is very expensive is by far the most ironic misconception shared by many homeowners and realtors. That belief can actually cost you a lot of money in the long run. With more than 500% return on the staging investment it is in fact hardly a cost at all. The average cost of an owner occupied home staging is a fraction of the average first price reduction taken to motivate a buyer.
Once you have selected a realtor that has properly investigated the competing properties currently on the market and arrived at a truly competitive asking price, it's time to merchandise your home to appeal to the broadest group of prospective buyer and create an unforgettable first and lasting impact on them. This is where a professional home stager steps in to enhance your property and separate it from the competition.
Using proven techniques the stager will open the flow from room to room giving each room a distinct purpose, accenting all the positive aspects of your home while downplaying the negative. The staging plan, created to appeal to the buyer's eye, invites the potential buyer to easily imagine themselves living there with their furnishings.