Everyone’s home is different. So, everyone’s home staging process is different too. During the home staging consultation, we will have found out where you are in the selling process and what your specific staging needs are. Some sellers have a bare house, (no furniture- they’ve already moved), some folks have to live in their home while it’s for sale, while others just need finishing touches. Some sellers have furniture we can use in the staging process while we might rent furniture in other cases. And then, sometimes, it’s a matter of the dreaded “D” word. That’s right, De-clutter.
If it would take the Jaws of Life to get into your closet, we probably need to declutter. If your garage would make a great episode of ‘American Pickers’, we probably need to declutter. If your toddler’s room looks like a Toys R Us after a twister, we probably need to declutter. No worries, we can help you with all of that. Whatever it takes to make your house look like a picture in a magazine spread, we’ll do it. We want the buyer to oooh and ahhh and say, “I must have that house!” If we can get several buyers to feel that way, why, we just might have a bidding war! Hey, these kind of things happen.
And now a note about the other “D” word. De-personalization. This is hard for some sellers because we’re taking the “you” and “your family” out of your home. Staging is sort of the opposite of home decorating. Remember, we need the buyer to see themselves already living in your house as they tour it. So, even though you might love your Mee Maw and Pee Paw’s 1950’s Formica table because it brings you joy and good memories, it might not be the next home owner’s cup of tea. So… we might have to bring in a more neutral table. (Remember, magazine spread.) It’s all about getting the house sold for the most amount of money in the least amount of time. We promise to make it as easy on you as possible. Hand holding and a supply of hankies come standard while we depersonalize. That’s why we’re doing the staging instead of you, the home owner. We’re, let’s just say, a lot more objective since we’re outside of the fish bowl. It can get mighty sentimental for the family inside the fishbowl. We understand that. So what are we waiting for – let’s get STAGING!