ARE YOU A HOMEOWNER LOOKING TO SELL YOUR HOME?
Be sure your house sells for what it's worth! Stage your home before you place it on the market.
For more information contact Jennifer Lynn Trottier; CSP your neighborhood Certified Staging Professional at 724.255.0734.
Home staging is the act of preparing a private residence for sale in the real estate marketplace. The goal of staging is to make a home appealing to the highest number of potential buyers, thereby selling a property more swiftly and for more money. Staging techniques focus on improving a property's appeal by transforming it into a welcoming, attractive product that anyone might want.
The concept first became known in 1972 by then-Realtor, Barb Schwarz who realized that homes would sell for higher prices if they were prepared to sell first.
Home staging improves the condition of a house, helping secure equity and decreasing the time a property sits on the market. That means less stress for everyone.
A staged property makes for beautiful photos and virtual tours. Beautiful photos attract more buyers to showings; this means more opportunities for offers and increased opportunity to sell the listing on the first round of marketing.
36% of buyers are willing to pay more money for a house that is move in condition.
By staging your properties you will benefit by:
» Overcoming property lulls by moving properties into the fast lane
» Be amazed by listings which sell despite price, location or condition
» Securing the best possible price and earning you the greatest possible commission
» Being a highly and frequently referred Real Estate Professional
» Become known by your peers as a trend setter – savvy marketer
» Boosting the economy in your area
In general a property staged by a CSP™ is prepared for market so it yells "BUY ME"
A professional stager with the CSP™ designation indicates an individual who has taken time to learn, practice and hone skills applicable to the skills needed for staging. The training of a CSP™ is at the highest level of staging standards in the world. Only CSP™ graduates actually take an examination after training and are monitored for work standards after training. CSP™ graduates hold themselves accountable to a higher standard; they are bound by the CSP™ Code of Conduct, supported by the Certified Staging Professional™ community, and committed to continuous learning.
Here are a few home staging tips from professionals:
For the Inside:
» Clear the clutter.
» Put away all electrical cords and extra appliances.
» Put away family photos.
» Think open space.
For the Outside:
» Shutters improve the look.
» Paint/Power wash.
» Plants, high, medium, low -- with lots of color.
» Decks – even small ones can be a big improvement.
What is home staging?
Why stage your home?
Why hire a CSP™?