The number one problem with DIY or “Do-It-Yourself” home staging is that ninety-nine percent (99%) of sellers still treat their house as a home. However, it’s really no longer a home, it’s an asset for sale that is competing with all of the other houses on the market in your real estate geographical market area. You want to get the very best price for your home possible AND for it to stand out against the competition, so it needs to be shown in its very best light. Those sellers that don’t realize this usually have homes that take far longer to sell and, in turn, cost them more money in the long run. A NAR (National Association of Realtors) study showed that staging a home for sale reduces the time the home is on the market by one-third to one-half (33 – 50%)! This is where professional home staging by a competent real estate agent with a proven home-staging process comes into the equation.
What Does Staging a House REALLY Mean?
I’ve talked a lot previously about the steps you can take by yourself to get your house ready to sell. These include taking some actions such as decluttering, fixing broken or chipped furniture/windowsills and sprucing up the exterior of your house. Yet STAGING a house truly involves so much more than this. When you live in a home for an extended period of time you get used to what it looks like, so after all the cleaning and decluttering it may look just fine to you – updated and clean. To the potential home buyer, however, it may look clean, but also look outdated and distasteful.
Think of staging as you would art. Think about it as you would a production with the staging expert as the director. They’re setting the stage for the home to be what the buyer is looking for: cozy, comfortable, inviting and, most importantly, a place where they can picture themselves living in, with their own “things” and their future. Staging isn’t just decorating. It’s creating focal points in the room, updating or removing old furniture, making small spaces look bigger and choosing the exact right props to accent each individual room. It takes your house to the next level by accentuating all the positive aspects of the property, making it look bigger, brighter and cleaner. This is what professional home staging does – makes your house stand out from the rest of the other houses on the market by creating an inviting space that gives the potential buyer the sense of possibility and potential.
What To Expect From a Professional Home Stager
When you work with a professional realtor to stage your house, they will make sure you can see your house an an “asset” and not a “home”. They’ll tell you what to move, throw away, rearrange, repair, and hide or put in storage. That recliner in the corner may be your favorite spot to curl up and read a bit, but if it’s old and worn out, it’s not the best for potential buyers to see. Professional home stagers will help you depersonalize the space, identify the most important repairs and make sure your home is shown off as the best on the block.
Who Is the Best Home Staging Realtor in Central Florida?
Lynda Miller! Known as the “Staging Artist”, she brings her artistic skills and her vast experience to take your blank canvas and turn in into the portrait it needs to be. She is a professional! With over 20 years of home staging experience in the Orlando real estate market, Lynda knows that a properly staged home has just the right quality of furnishings and spacing, allowing potential buyers to visualize how the rooms function and how the spacing in your home flows best. Being a Staging Artist allows Lynda to help create an atmosphere of warmth and generate positive emotions in a potential buyer. She avoids any clutter, and shows the buyer your home’s strengths while minimizing it’s deficiencies. By staging your home, Lynda engages prospective buyers, thus increasing both their interest and perception of value.
Who Should I Choose To Stage and Sell MY Home?
Why not choose the very best? If you like the sound of selling your house faster and for more money, then you need talk to Lynda Miller first. You’ll quickly find out why Lynda was selected as one of Orlando’s Top 100 Realtors by Orlando Magazine for 2017 and named Woman of the Year in Orlando Style Magazine for 2017. With over 20 years of experience in the Orlando real estate market, Lynda’s clients all say it best: Lynda sold their homes faster and for more money than they had anticipated. If you’ve decided to place your Central Florida home or your house on the market, we urge you to call Lynda Miller today at (407) 620-2924 or contact her Online now. There is a difference in Central Florida’s realtors and Lynda truly is a Real Estate All-Star Agent!