TO STAGE OR NOT TO STAGE?
Home Staging is the art of decorating a home to sell quickly and for more money. The home is prepared in a manner that allows potential home buyers to imagine how they could live in a home and make it their own.
Bringing in rental furniture is not for everyone. Your Realtor should first assess your unique situation. Once hired, the Harb & Co. Team begins with walking through the home with our client and making personal recommendations. We know from experience that staging a home occupied with children and pets is much different than one without. Preparing an occupied home begins with decluttering – less is more. We might recommend simply rearranging and/or removing furniture which often achieves great results. After receiving your Realtor’s recommendations, how far you decide to go is up to you.
To minimize costs when staging a vacant home, focus on the initial rooms a buyer will see in the first several minutes – typically the entry, living, dining and family rooms. As a vacant home can attract unwanted attention virtual staging is another option. Learn about virtual staging here.
Ask your Realtor if they have a concierge program to assist with the upfront costs associated with preparing your home for sale. Harb & Co. Concierge requires no upfront payment – no cash out of pocket. Payment is made from your escrow proceeds after your home sells. Learn about the Harb and Co. Concierge program here.
- Neglect Exterior – Curb appeal is extremely important – make sure it’s neat and attractive.
- Overcrowd – Keep your room’s purpose clear and well defined.
- Heavy Drapes – Instead, use sheer curtains to bring in natural light.