Although the right home can sell without much preparation, it’s a good idea to give yourself the best chance possible at selling your home. One great way to do this is to involve a staging professional as you prepare to put your home on the market. In more ways than one, a staging professional can increase your odds of selling a home at a price that you find attractive. Here are just four of the ways hiring a home staging professional can help you.
Notice the Small Details
You can be sure that buyers will be pouring over every last detail of every picture of your home. Therefore, if you overlook some small detail in one of the pictures, you can be sure that this is what potential buyers will focus on. Whether it’s a crooked picture frame, a dusty countertop, or some other detail, a staging professional can go over your home with a fine-toothed comb to ensure that everything is as it should be.
Improve the Lighting
If you’ve ever looked at pictures of new homes for sale, one thing that those pictures accentuate well is the lighting that the home provides. Therefore, if you can make good use of the lighting in your home, you will make it look newer and give yourself a better chance at a sale. Fortunately, a staging professional can help you in this task, using light colors, strategically placed light fixtures, and plenty of open curtains to create great-looking real estate photographs.
Provide A Perfect Arrangement
Looking around at the rooms in your home, it’s unlikely that you’ve ever thought through why certain rooms are arranged in the way that they are. In some cases, these arrangements may be off-putting to potential buyers, which can endanger a sale. With an outsider’s perspective on your home, though, a staging professional can spot odd furniture arrangements and help you correct them so that your home looks more inviting to potential buyers.
Update When Necessary
In some cases, your home may be beyond rearrangement. Instead, you may need to update the decor in order to provide a good product for potential buyers. To help you make this determination, a staging professional can be extremely helpful. Given their eye for trendy decor, they can help ensure that your home is appealing to a variety of buyers, giving yourself the best chance of a sale and an ensuing bidding war.
Don’t Trust Yourself
While a staging professional is the best choice when preparing to sell your home, any advice from someone who doesn’t live in your home can be helpful. If a buyer tours your home and decides not to buy it, you may even want to reach out to them to find out reasons that they chose not to buy your home to see if you need to make any changes to guarantee future success.
Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most of her time hiking, biking, and gardening. For more information, contact Brooke via Facebook at facebook.com/brooke.chaplan or Twitter @BrookeChaplan