Home Stager In Austin
The simple answer is YES!
With interest rates down there is no better time than now for homeowners who have been thinking of putting home on market. So you’ve made the decision to sale but are not sure if your house is ready for the market exposure? It is always best to have your home dressed to sale or ‘staged’ prior to photos, a planned open house, etc. this is where a Home Stager comes into play. You can clean your home but that is not staging…You can de-clutter your home but, again, that is not staging. Home Stagers in Austin use creativity & expertise to prepare your house to sell so that it will be viewed more attractively to potential homebuyers. A benefit of home staging in Austin is usually a quicker sale and more pleasing price.
My suggestion would be to call a home stager. You can look online, Yelp, Thumbtack, associations, referral from a friend or even your Realtor should be able to guide you! At least 85% of all homebuyers are looking online prior to making a physical visit to a home to view. If you home hasn’t been staged or the photos on MLS do not do justice….that hurts your chances. Again, you want your home to be viewed by potential buyers as “awh I can live there” or “so that is how my furniture could be set up” etc.
Here is a photo I pulled off the web. This home is for sale and I am assuming by the photo it was not staged….in fact it is a little scary and would make me run away fast but you tell me what do you think?
I won’t even discuss one of the pictures shows a dirty toilet in it. Really! This is totally uncalled for….I’m thinking the home will be on the market for a while. To my eye, this is a photo of someone’s ‘stuff’. It doesn’t show the room…it doesn’t show any amazing qualities of the space…it just shows you some pieces of mismatched furniture stuffed into a corner…I’m not sure what the mirror on floor under the table is used for but….. Ok, I’ll give you one more…
Really…how hard would it have been to remove the iron from the bathtub? All the pictures really are horrendous and I can’t imagine why someone didn’t tell this homeowner to clean up a little before pics were taken but…
Ok, so you get the drift….here are five simple easy steps toward putting your home out there for public viewing, market, etc.
1] Give each room a purpose. Having said that let the living room be a living room – not a gym-not a catch all for extra furniture, etc.
2] Use what the owner has to bring out the best – i.e. if windows face out to a beautifully flower garden, use that view to your best advantage for that room. Does that make sense?
3] You don’t have to go buy all new furniture…usually just a good cleaning & de-cluttering can work wonders. Save your hard earned $ for new pillows, etc for your next home!
4] If walls haven’t seen paint for years…PAINT…ceilings, walls, niches, what ever is needed to freshen it up
5] And drum rolls please, if you truly do not know what to do CALL A HOME STAGER! She/he will be able to assist/guide you thru the process allowing you to do a little or a lot, on your budget!
I hope this has helped at least a little and if you have questions, visit my website at www.stagingbyhct.com!