Not sure if home staging will enhance your ability to showcase a property? If you start with a simple home staging consultation, you will soon know if staging will help your listing stand out from the crowd.
Home staging is one of the most powerful and effective marketing strategies to sell properties fast and for the biggest return on investment. Real estate agents offering consultations meet their fiduciary responsibilities by recommending how to best prepare their clients’ properties to sell. By teaming up with Staged Interior, our consultations can take your business to the next level.
The staging process always starts with a consultation. Here’s what to expect so you and your clients can be prepared for a home staging consultation.
Why Offer a Staging Consultation?
Save Time & Money
A property must be merchandised and marketed properly in order to receive the biggest return on investment. Allow Staged Interior to provide our expertise to prepare and showcase the property to get it ready for the market, making it easier for you to sell.
Prepare More Flattering MLS Photos
Today’s buyers will look online first, before touring the property. This means you need quality images and video to define each space and reflect a desirable lifestyle. When selling a property, it’s important to make a great first impression to entice home buyers to the front door.
Keep More of Your Commission
A home staging consultation helps show off the best features of a property while downplaying any negatives. When an agent offers a consultation, it subliminally shows how much the agent cares about how the property looks on the market. This highlights an agent’s professionalism as well as their commitment to achieve the highest possible price in the shortest amount of time.
Increase Referrals and Sales
When a property undergoes a home staging consultation, it affects the seller’s profit, shows well and sells faster, providing an agent more referrals.
Home Staging Consultation Steps
1 – Tour the Property
Our team starts with a walkthrough of the home. This is our opportunity to tour the property as a buyer would to observe first impressions and determine the changes needed to appeal to a buyer. At this point, we may take notes, photos and ask the seller questions.
2 – Study to Hit the Mark
Before making any recommendations we focus on the target market of this property. We study the neighborhood’s demographics and psychographics to study the trends so we can stage each home effectively.
3 – Review the Space
The first impression starts at the curb, so we want to make sure we offer expert advice from the exterior to interior parts of the property. During the consultation or in our written proposal we will point out any repairs and changes that need to be made. Each room will get a detailed assessment of what should be done to make it more appealing to the target market:
- Furniture Arrangement
4 – Follow Recommended Next Steps
While our team can provide changes such as furniture arrangement and decorative enhancements, we also have a team of vendors to recommend for help with cleaning and repairs. Contact us today to schedule a home staging consultation for your next listing.