Over the last two weeks, I had an opportunity to share with homeowners a non-credit two-night course on home staging at the local technical college. I dug out my materials when I first got accredited through the Home Staging Resource in 2008. The framework is still the same: “Home Staging is the art of preparing a home for sale.”
This condo sold within our contracted period of 60 days; however, the home buyer needed to sell their house before closing on this property. Premiere Home Stagers will de-stage this week.
During the class, I presented furniture layout ideas–especially when there is a fireplace. I talked about having a color thread run through the areas like the rust color shown in both the living and dining areas.
I told of the need to have an emotional connection in each staged room. In the dining area, it’s the lovely flower arrangement. In the bedroom, it’s the wicker chair next to the window.
One of the students asked about virtual staging. Because about 95% start their home search online, virtual staging gives people a low-cost, easier alternative to actually staging the house. A benefit is that a virtual stager can choose any size or any color furniture and accessories to make an empty room more desirable. However, the down-side is when the potential home buyer actually views the property, there is nothing to see. Check out “Walk this Home“, a virtual stager’s website.
Premiere Home Stagers’ statistics on “Days on the Market” after staging is well within the national home staging statistics. Call for a home staging consultation at 608-345-9396.