Feb 24, 2015
At Gladys Manion Real Estate, when we talk about selling homes with clients, professional staging comes up. Here’s some insight into the staging process.
Your home is attractive and suits your lifestyle. However, when buyers look at your home, they don’t want to see how it suits you. They want to see how it suits them. This is where professional staging enters the picture. Professional stagers understand the mindset of prospective buyers and are able to show homes in a neutral light. This neutrality allows the buyers to easily envision the property as their own.
Detaching from that overflowing china cabinet or zebra striped ottoman is necessary so that your home can be transformed into a place that’s easy to sell. It may be difficult to put your emotions aside; however, if home selling is one of your top priorities, allow the professionals to do their work.
Your treasured scrimshaw collection of ancient fossil walrus ivory speaks to you and is a precious reminder of your Alaskan Cruise. The trouble is, this collection speaks to the buyer as well, and distracts them from the primary purpose: seeing the house as their home.
Clutter is another distraction. Buyers may think that there’s not enough storage in your home to stash all of your belongings.
It can be easy to view this staging process is an insult to your style and taste. Don’t travel that road. Rather, see it as an opportunity to move on with your life, free to make your next promising choices.
Often times staging involves some of your furniture and possessions. It’s simply a matter of reallocating and rearranging that allows your home to shine in the eyes of the buyers. A third party professional brings objectivity to the task of “clearing the slate” and preparing your home for sale.
There’s no sugarcoating it: professional staging can be an inconvenience. The home that you know and love will be rearranged for the benefit of others. However, if selling your home quickly, for the maximum amount of money is important, then this inconvenience makes it all worthwhile.
Thinking of selling your St. Louis home? Gladys Manion can help with professional staging and other tasks so that you successfully reach your real estate goals. Call us at 314-721-4755 or send an email and we’ll happily provide our personal attention and professionalism every step of the way.