When Should I Stage My House?

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August 18, 2014

The benefits of staging your home when it’s up for sale in the real estate market are plenty. Studies have shown that homes that are professionally staged sell for more money than homes that are not staged, and they tend to sell faster than un-staged properties. Who doesn’t want to get the most money for their home, and get it off the market sooner rather than later so they can get on with the next phase of their lives? That’s what home staging can do for you.
Toronto Home Staging by Award Winning Hope Designs Etobicoke project Clendenan living room SOLD over asking
When Should You Have Your Home Staged?
There are plenty of questions that home owners have about staging their properties, and a big one tends to be, “When should I stage my home?” The simple answer to this question is: before you put up your “For Sale” sign. Homes that are staged before the listing hits the market have a much better shot at making a good first impression to buyers and their realtors, thereby helping it to sell faster and for more money.
Professional Home Stagers Know What Buyers Are Looking For
Even before you call your realtor, you should consult with a professional home stager who is very familiar with what buyers in your particular neighbourhood are looking for. Not all areas are created equal – what a buyer may want in Bloor West Village may not necessarily be the same as what they may like in northern Caledon. Your home stager will be able to tailor the esthetics of your home to capture the attention of buyers looking in your specific area. The more eyes you have on your home, and the better their impression of the property, the higher your chances of planting a “Sold” sign on your front yard!
Before you take any photos, have the home appraised, list the home for sale, prepare feature sheets, hold an open house, or even make your first price reduction, your best bet is to get a home stager in your home first to prepare it for the market before your realtor helps determine what price it can be listed for.
The Right Home Stager For You is at Hope Designs
Finding a reputable and experienced home stager is easy – simply get in touch with the connoisseurs of home staging at Hope Designs. Helping home owners all throughout the GTA, Caledon, Brampton, Mississauga, Vaughan, and Woodbridge, we pride ourselves in the work we’ve done for our customers. After staging our clients’ homes, they have gone on to sell their homes for top dollar without the property lingering on the market for weeks unnecessarily. If you’re ready to put your home up for sale, be sure to have it staged by the professionals at Hope Designs first! Visit HopeDesigns.ca for more information!