Frequently Asked Questions
When is the best time to hire a Certified Staging Professional?
The minute you make the decision to sell your home! For some this is only a few weeks in advance and for others it is several months. The common thought is to stage your home upon listing. In reality the earlier you hire a CSP, the better prepared you will be. The process flows through multiple steps so it makes great sense to have your in-home consultation as early as possible so you know exactly what you need to get done before the staging.
My Real Estate Agent already told me to tidy up and declutter.
While we are both real estate marketing experts, your agent's area of expertise is to get buyers into your house, be your advocate for the duration of the sale and walk the seller through the transaction once the negotiations begin. My role is to woo them once they lay eyes on it so they send in the best offer so your house sells in less time for more money.
My house is already decorated so perfectly, everyone says so.
Yes, your home is gorgeous and tells a wonderful story about you and your family. But. There is a big difference between decorating and staging. Decorating is all about the personality and emotions of your family and life. Staging is all about the features of the home and evoking emotion from the buyer. Home buying decisions are made with the emotion, so we want to tug at the heart strings of the buyer. My training as a Certified Staging Professional allows me to do just that.
WHY CAN'T I USE OR BUY MY OWN ACCESSORIES?
There's a couple reasons why it is better to rent items through me. One, your decor is likely very personal to you and was purchased with a decorating eye. The items I rent show off the features of the room rather than your style. You are welcome to take the list and go buy the items I suggest but then you have to go shopping for hours and hours and it will cost you considerably more money. I know exactly what to get and can rent them to you at a fraction of the price (and time).
DOES FOCUSSING ON GETTING TOP DOLLAR FOR MY HOUSE SEEM GREEDY?
Absolutely not. If you get your favorite cake from the bakery do you leave a slice on the counter as you leave? No, you want every crumb of baked goodness to come with you. It's the same principle.
I DON'T HAVE THE TIME TO MEET WITH YOU.
Would you rather spend 2-3 hours a day with you, the kids and animals jammed in the car while it's being shown to potential buyers? To shorten the days on market, we just need 90 minutes with you to get started. After that, you don't need to be home for my team to get your home staged and photographed.
WHY HIRE YOU WHEN I CAN DO IT MYSELF?
Sure, you can do it yourself. There is a big difference between tidying up and objectively knowing what to do. Staging is about more than decluttering and giving the place a good scrub. It's about having the buyer come into your house and feel instantly that this is Home. As a Certified Staging Professional, I have the training and resources to make this happen.