A Quick Visual on the Benefits of Staging your Home for Sale
These days, everything from websites, to magazines, to storefronts, to restaurants, to more, benefit from strong visual displays and impressive creativity. Not only does the visually appealing make you stand out from the crowd, but it draws people in. These two factors are why Sellers should ensure their home is in the best showing condition possible when for sale. The Vancouver Real Estate Market moves quickly, so you need to make your mark and prove your homes value to every possible Buyer – both on the web and in person – before they move on to the next property.
It’s ironic, but homes often look smaller when they have no furniture and when the walls are dark. Most people aren’t able to visualize a space properly, which negatively affects their thoughts on the future use of the space. As a realtor, I see it all the time – people leave wondering where they’ll put their TV, or will wonder if a queen size bed can fit in an empty bedroom (when in reality there’s more than enough space!). Dark walls lead to a dark apartment, which may be preferred by some folks, but doesn’t translate well in photographs as an inviting space (especially with the grey days of Vancouver).
Staging your home and adding a fresh, bright coat of paint for sale are simple ideas that makes a massive difference in a property’s value and sale. Presenting your home as a beautiful, clean, well designed space gives potential Buyers a sense of trust in the product, interesting ideas for their own use and an increased inherent value, which leads to a higher sales price. Though staging your home does cost money, you’ll get the amount back in spades when it comes to sale price and a short time on the market.
Staging a home is as simple as calling a professional staging company (you can also furnish it yourself, though professionals have the right touch). The stagers will view the space to get a sense of it’s use and potential, then will arrange furniture, artwork, and lighting to make the space pop. Often, the first month’s fee includes the consultation, furniture rental and move in/out fees.
Take a look at the photos below to decide for yourself if preparing your home for sale via new paint, cleanliness and staging (and in the same idea, professional photographs) are useful in presenting the space at it’s best.
Contact us if you would like referrals for painting companies and home stagers. We pride ourselves in our strong marketing, both online and in print, with all of our listings in order to garner a quick sale at a high price for all of our clients.
Bright, clean bathrooms can make all the difference: