If you’re asking yourself if you should still be staging your Highland Park home even in a sellers market the answer is definitely yes. Our Highland Park Realtors say the investment in staging your Highland Park home will usually result in about 10-20% above listing price when done correctly.
How many times have you seen a property that is visually unappealing and with miss matched furniture that is almost impossible to see the actual bones of the house?
Our Highland Park Realtors say the more that is seen the less you can process which leads to a stimulus overload. If there’s too much to see you don’t see anything.
Even if a home has been newly remodeled with curated furniture and style from the current homeowner, staging is still recommended. The goal with staging is to have the prospective buyers feel at home and not like a guest. The best way to do this is to create an attractive but impersonal space, in order to stimulate the buyer’s visual acuity.
Our Highland Park Realtors say staging is beneficial for both the images for your listing which will first grab their attention and for the perception of the home at an open house or viewing.
Highland Park Real Estate Agents say the most potential buyers are going to screen the images of the property before they look at any other information. Pictures are your online money maker. The better the images the more views you will get higher the chances are the buyer will come to an open house or set an appointment.
The first week of a listing the property will get 3 times more traffic to the listing post then another other week so the images need to be perfect from day 1. Most Silver Lake Real Estate Agents say you don’t want to test the waters and invest in staging later on. You’re making a first impression with your listing and staging your Highland Park home you want to start off strong.
Open House Perception
Staging your Highland Park home will allow the potential buyers to see how they would actually feel living there. A bare home makes it hard for a buyer to visualize the potential especially if there are odd angles or small spaces. Staging is most effective when it emphasizes the properties strengths and minimizes the weaknesses.
Most Highland Park Real Estate teams will have a recommended staging company that will offer their services for a fee. This fee is broken down into 2 parts; design process and furniture rental, and a one month charge will be paid upfront. This service will usually cost you about 1% if the price of your home based on the current market and price of your home.
At the Shelhamer Group our in house design team streamlines this process and costs for you. If your home is listed with the Shelhamer group this service is negotiated into your contract resulting in minimal design service fees as well as access to our preferred rental companies who work with us at a discounted rate.