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What to Expect from a Home Staging Consultation

When you’ve finally decided to put your house up for sale, you may be wondering where to begin. We suggest making it a priority to schedule a home staging consultation right away. A home staging consultation will help you answer questions like: How do you get higher offers when selling your home? How do you go about making your home stand out and be more favorable than the competition? How do you decrease your home’s time on the real estate market? You can achieve all these objectives and more through professional real estate staging services.

Home Staging has enormous benefits, especially when listing your home on the real estate market. Home staging means furnishing and accessorizing a property to prepare it for sale. Typically, the seller will go so far as styling the home or making minor renovations to appeal to a wider range of homebuyers.

Your potential buyers are not going to fall in love with walls, furnishings, and appliances that look defaced and torn down. Buyers won’t feel the attraction and immediate need to move into a home that appears worn down. Staging your home helps shoppers see the potential of your home. It gives your space a clean, elegant, welcoming feel, all in a bid to create a quantifiable market change and increase the perceived value of your property.

As much as home staging is an effective strategy to sell your home for top dollar, once you’ve decided to invest in professional home staging, it all starts with a home staging consultation. Typically, the seller will go so far as styling the home or making minor renovations to appeal to a broader range of homebuyers.

Home Staging Consultation

What are home staging consultations? How does one prepare for such a consultation? What information must you have before the consultation? You can be more prepared if you know what to expect from consultation on home staging.

A home staging consultation is a comprehensive discussion whereby a certified professional home stager assesses the home room-to-room with the homeowner, providing suggestions, advice, and recommendations on what needs to be done to increase the home’s perceived value and appeal. A professional home stager uses an established system to assess and evaluate your home. Implementing all their suggestions before listing your home on the real estate market will greatly assist you in selling it for the best possible price. Here’s what to expect during your home staging consultation:

Home Staging Consultation Steps

Initial walkthrough of the home

The progress begins after the buyer and the home stager thoroughly discuss their goals and expectations in the consultation. During the first walkthrough of the home, the home stager provides detailed recommendations as they examine each room in the house with a “buyer’s eye,” critiquing everything, evaluating each room’s furniture, paint color, accessories, lighting, focal point, and balance. This is an opportunity for the home stager to look at the home through the buyer’s lenses and point out what stands out and what necessary changes must be made to step up the home’s appeal so that potential buyers will have that love-at-first-sight feeling the moment they step into the house.

Understanding the target market

To sell anything successfully, it’s crucial to recognize and understand the target market. First, stage the home in a way that appeals to the specific target demographic (staging to attract a family with children is different from how you would stage it to appeal as a bachelor pad). Second, stage the home according to recent trends, such that the home appeals to any buyer in every possible way. Staging a home is just like packaging a product you want to sell- the goal being to entice the buyer. How do you attract them when you don’t know what they like? -This is why it helps to know your target market. Professional home staging companies spend time studying the trends, and as such, they’ll make profound recommendations to create a striking, lasting first impression for potential buyers.

An Inspection of the home’s curb appeal

There isn’t a second chance to make an excellent first impression, so it’s essential to make a great first impression every time. Not all buyers are patient or open-minded. Some won’t hesitate to leave once they drive up and don’t like the front yard. What this demonstrates is that the driveway is where the first impression starts. A professional home stager will assess your home’s curb appeal and suggest minor repairs, upgrades, and aesthetic changes that will boost your home’s curb appeal. Some rooms might require more extensive design, decor, paintings, and furniture arrangement, while others may just require minor repairs.

A Preliminary Staging report

While your home stager provides a complete evaluation of your home, answers your questions, and suggests recommendations, there’s no need to write notes. A professional stager will provide you with a written report with an action plan for each room to guarantee the quickest sale for the best possible price! Having a written plan and agreement helps you thoroughly enjoy the consultation process so that you don’t worry about missing or forgetting anything. 

A professional home stager not only works with you to understand how you live and prefer things but also to proffer solutions such that you don’t have the slightest disruption in your daily activities.

A qualified, professional stager has a network of top traders and suppliers. The preliminary staging report might also contain a list of competent and skillful resources(painters, handypersons, etc.) if needed.

So, What’s Next?

After your home staging consultation, our professional home staging team will prepare a budget for multiple staging options with a quote and the preliminary report. You can either stage the home yourself or work with a professional (your Seattle and Bellevue realtors will greatly commend you for going this route!). Remember that hiring a staging company to prepare your home for you means they will do all the hard work! You won’t need to worry about designing, bringing furniture, or supplying anything extra. You get to sit back and relax as your home is transformed into a gorgeous haven you may have never imagined possible. Doesn’t that sound like a great deal?

At Brilliant Staging and Design, we aim to provide you with everything you need to sell your home for the best possible price. We take you step-by-step through the entire procedure. – from start to finish, giving your home the “wow” factor, so prospective buyers instantly fall head over heels for your home.

Staging your home yourself is possible but will require more tasking and time-consuming activities that may or may not achieve the desired results. The easiest, most reassuring route is to hire a brilliant home stager to prep your home. This route will guarantee the most significant return on the sale of your home and save you time, money, and the hassle of preparations.

Ready to book a consultation for your home?

For all Snohomish and King county home staging consultations, Contact us at Brilliant Staging and Design and schedule your consultation today!

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