Your Guide to Hiring the Best Home Staging Professional
Do you want to get the best price you can for your home? Do you want it to sell quickly?
Properly staging your home is an integral part of making those two things happen. Staged Homes sell 79% faster and get an average of 6% more than the asking price than unstaged ones.
But since you probably don’t sell your home every day, you may not know a good Home Stager. So how do you find a good one?
1. Ask Your Realtor
You don’t sell homes all the time but your realtor does. Realtors cultivate relationships with other professionals involved in the home selling process and know who does a good job–and who doesn’t.
Thus, your realtor is an excellent resource when looking for a Home Stager. They will probably be able to give you a few recommendations to pick from. They can probably even give you a recommendation for a Home Stager that has worked with your type of home before.
2. Research Home Staging Websites
The Internet is a great resource for pretty much everything these days. It’s no different when looking for a Home Stager.
Professional Home Stagers will display online portfolios where you can see previous work they’ve done. Browse through a few and see how the photos make you feel.
Does the home appeal to you? Does it feel cozy and inviting? Do they make you want to live in that house? If you can answer yes to those questions, that Home Stager may be a good fit for you.
3. Interview Home Stagers
Once you have a few professionals that interest you, take the time to talk to them. Home Stagers have different policies regarding furniture rentals, pet policies (some won’t put their furniture in your home if you have pets), and staging strategies.
For the best results, you should pick a Home Stagers that works in a style you already really like. But if you’re looking for a particular style and are having trouble finding a Home Stager for it, it doesn’t hurt to ask if they have experience in it.
You’ll also want to ask about insurance and accreditation.
Of course, your budget is always a strong factor to consider. Statistically, you can expect a good return on your investment. As we’ve mentioned, staged homes often sell for more than the asking price.
However, having that money upfront can be difficult. Ask the Home Stager about ways to reduce the overall cost. There are some simple tasks that some Home Stagers may be willing to give you advice on and let you handle yourself.
Choose a Home Stager
Now that you know how to find a good Home Stager, all that’s left to do is find and hire one! If you’re looking to hire a Home Stager in Sarasota or the surrounding area feel free to take a look at our website.
Once you’re ready, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re happy to help. After all, our client’s success is our success so that’s our number one goal!