Staging Your Home for Selling
Are you already familiar with the concept of “staging” your home when selling? If you read last week’s post, you know I recommend it when getting ready to go to market here in Lake Tahoe and Truckee. In talking about staging, I want to be clear that professional staging goes beyond the usual cleaning, decluttering, and tidying up. It can involve packing away your decor and furnishings to bring in temporary options, in order to give your home a more neutral aesthetic. The best professional staging services will work to blend in some temporary pieces with some of your belongings to tell a more authentic, lived in story. Tinsel House Studio is one of the few in the Lake Tahoe area offering this level of customized home staging.
I know what you’re wondering- is it worth it? Consider this: staged homes on average sell 88% faster and for 20% more than those that are not staged (according to realtor.com). So in order to maximize your impact in an extremely hot seller’s market, get the edge your home needs with professional staging.
If we haven’t convinced you yet, think about that first impression for potential buyers. While your house looks perfect the way it is for you, shoppers will always have a different vision for a space they want to call home. Home stagers understand buyer profiles and use that expertise to stage a home according to the local market and potential customers. They help you show off your home in a way that highlights the great features of the house itself, not your personal touches. Whether it’s the clean lines, high ceilings, multi-story deck, or that Lake Tahoe view, your home has fantastic features to show off.
Professional staging will make the most of it so that buyers still have plenty of “space” to fill in the blanks with their ideas. They take an unbiased look at the items and furniture that already exist within your space, and then rearrange, remove, or replace items to present your home in its best light. While you may be thinking that this is a job you can do on your own, it’s quite difficult to view and organize your space from a neutral point-of-view. It’s best to bring in someone without emotional ties to the home to ensure objectivity in the staging decisions.
As we mentioned, we strongly recommend Tinsel House Studio to all our clients for staging needs. They are a commercial and residential design firm locally based in Truckee with a penchant for breathing new life in classic spaces, honoring the vintage vibe with a modern touch. When you’re ready to get started selling your home, Classic Tahoe Properties and Tinsel House Studio is here to help!