MYTH 1: Staging is Decorating… FACT: StaginG is NOT Decoprating or Desing! Decorating or Design is personalizing and Staging is De-Personalizing and preparing a house for the un-known Buyer. That is why it’s KEY that you hire someone with training specifically on how to prepare a house for sale. I am a Accredited Stager and I can help you prepare your home for the market.
TIP: When the focus of the staging becomes about things and not your house, then you are working with a decorator and not a trained Stager. As a ASP Stager I can use existing items in a house and their creativity to property Stage a house for sale.
MYTH 2: Staging Costs Too Much… FACT: Staging is an INVESTMENT in getting a house sold and the investment in Staging is always less than a price reduction
MYTH 3: ALL I NEED ARE LIGHTS, FLOWERS & MUSIC…FACT: Lights, Flowers and music are great for showing a house, but that is not Staging. Staging requires an objective and professional assessment of house’s strengths and a challenge areas, and solutions to help Buyers fall in love with what they see. This requires more than just flowers and music to achieve – it requires an Action Plan!
MYTH 4: I CAN JUST WATCH ONE OF THOSE SHOWS…. The shows on HGTV and similar channels give Sellers the idea that they need to do something to their house to prepare it for sale, but Sellers cannot truly be objective in a house they have been living in and need a 3rd party, independent opinion, to get it propertly Staged. I have the experience and ideas to help YOU get your house SOLD!