is home Staging
to Sell ?
titles can used: home
Staging - property presentation - home makeovers or home Styling.
is presenting a home appropriately
for the expected buying market whilst taking into account the property's ceiling
market value in order to sell at the best price quickly. The home is redefined in a
creative way to de-clutter, present best layout, accessorise; using colour harmony and staging techniques
to create space in order to appeal to the viewer and increase the saleability.
much will home staging cost?
Staging effectively should end up making you money not costing you
money. Talk to your local Home Staging Consultant to see
how they can achieve this for you.
Staging costs and fees:
offer a free initial meeting to discuss service options or
deduct the initial
consultation fee from the cost of further work. If you have a
Consultation and Report and can put the suggestions into action yourself costs
will be considerably reduced. Cost should be in the region of £50 - £200 for a
Consultation with/without report and £20 to £75 per hour for hands on staging,
de-clutter, accessorising etc.
based on proportion of the increase in sale price: speak to individual
Consultants about other options to pay fees based on sales value increase as a
result of work carried out.
of improvements, repairs and accessories: £10 to 1-2% of the property
value depending on the scale of work, existing contents and possible increase in
value by undertaking the work. Some tasks take effort and not cash if you are
able. A Consultant may save you time and money by suggesting reputable
trades people if required.
What is home staging or styling to Stay?
to stay is
creating a stylish
home for the current occupier to enjoy and stay! Without losing the practicality that is so important in any living space
staging uses all the techniques to create a pleasant living space but is
tailored to the individual tastes of the homeowner whilst observing the rules
that will increase the value of the property at an eventual sale. Whilst aiming
to integrate existing items into the design scheme suggestions may also include
items of furniture as well colour schemes, lighting, fabrics,
accessories, layout and decoration.
Decorator or Interior Designer – What’s the difference?
an Interior Designer and Interior Decorator have
trained in offering Interior Design schemes and can advise on furniture, fabrics &
furnishings, colour schemes etc. An Interior Designer however has also trained in
structural issues. Many Designers now offer a rage of services including Home
I have heard that
improvements can increase the
value. What should I do?
Estate Agent may want to
leave your home with you signed up to them to market your
property. If they made any
attempt to suggest you start to make changes in your home then
they either chance hurting your feelings or losing your
business if you take any time to make the changes and then go
to another Agent! It's all about business.
on the Estate Agent may suggest you drop the price to sell
faster. Don't do it - see a Home Staging Service first!
home improvements will increase the value of my home?
improvements will increase the value of the property whilst
other changes can be time consuming and costly without making
much of a difference to the price a buyer is willing to
pay. Other, less costly changes may clinch a more
lucrative sale and more quickly. Every house will be
different. This is where the advice of an impartial and
experienced Home Staging Consultant is vital so that you make
the right decisions and spend wisely.
don't viewers have some imagination?
is the age old question. But people are affected by
their emotional responses and buy a house with their heart and
not their head. The 'house felt so right' or 'so wrong' is
often a reason for buying. If this was not the case
buyers could make a decision based on floor plans and
photographs in an Agent's office. A Home Staged for the buyer
make all the difference to a sale.
All houses sell eventually.
Why should I have my home staged?
this is true; but it depends how long you are willing to wait.
If the house of your dreams comes up whilst you are 'waiting'
for a buyer you may loose it. Also a property's
marketing potential will go stale if seen for too long by
viewers as available for sale. It will be ripe for
picking off at a lower price if the owner needs to sell.
Estate Agent has said "reduce the asking price" Isn't this the best
the price is not the only option. If a property is not
selling it may be that either the price was too high to start
with; the buyers or not interested at that value.
many houses - you will see them advertised in agents
windows as 'reduced for quick sale' - still do not sell
quickly as the vendors may feel the house was overpriced to
start with and will wonder why the price has had to fall. They
may perceive you are in a weak selling position and offer even less.
you haven't had viewers interested in buying putting in a
lower offer why will it make a difference to reduce the price
now? The presentation or individual elements of the
property are putting them off.
form a home staging professional will always be much more
effective in achieving a sale than reducing the price
and could save you thousands of pounds in otherwise lost
it make a difference if my house is on the
market before I have my home Staged?
it is better if possible to prepare your house for sale before marketing
it but a home Staging Consultant will work with you to
achieve changes and updating Sales particulars as necessary.
a Home Stager at the Home Staging Network