STAGING YOUR HOME
GREAT STAGING SELLS HOMES
It’s widely acknowledged in the industry that professionally staged homes sell much faster and for more money than homes that haven’t been staged. The photographs in the MLS attract more showings, which means more exposure. This is why Path Home Team offers complimentary home staging as part of our commitment to do all we can to ensure that your home sells quickly and for top dollar.
WHAT IS PATH HOME TEAM HOME STAGING?
Home staging consists of getting your home fully prepared for sale by making it as appealing as possible to the largest number of homebuyers. It involves professionals coming in and editing the décor so that it appears larger, brighter, warmer and more attractive overall. The idea is to make it easier for potential buyers to imagine themselves living there. Because our homes are furnished according to our taste and each room personalized to meet our needs, it’s hard to imagine it looking any other way. But when it’s time to sell, you’ll understand the importance of staging.
It's difficult for buyers to imagine themselves living in a home filled with someone else’s family photos and knick-knacks. What staging does is neutralize the home so that people can picture themselves living there. Professional home stagers are skilled in the art of getting homes ready to put on the market. They improve the flow, remove the clutter and rearrange the furniture to maximize the size of each room and make it as appealing as possible. The goal is for your home to make the best possible first impression on everyone that sees it.
THE PATH HOME STAGING PROCESS
The first thing 92% of people looking to buy a home do is to go online and view listings, then they decide which homes to visit in person. This is why it’s so important that your home shows well in photographs, and why it needs to be staged. Once your home is listed with us, we’ll arrange for it to be staged before it is professionally photographed and posted on the MLS.
Below are the steps to staging your home:
The consultation will start with our professional Path Home Team designer touring your home inside and out, followed by a candid conversation regarding the various options. Our designer will recommend what changes would need to be made for best results. Our professional designer will look at your home with fresh eyes and with years of experience come up with a plan that will appeal most to potential buyers.
In all likelihood, it will cost you nothing to stage your home. Path Home Team offers home staging as a free service and our goal is to work with the furnishings and accessories already in your home. In some cases, the seller may want to update the paint colors in some rooms and/or buy new bedding. These would cost very little compared to the difference they could make in how fast the house sells and for what price.
Once your home is staged, our photographer will arrange to take professional photos which must be completed before your listing is posted online. It is vital that your home be fully prepared for the photo shoot so that any potential buyers looking online at the photos and video tour get the best possible impression.