Home Staging FAQs
What is Home Staging?
Home Staging is the process of getting a home ready for the resale market. Staging helps prepare homes to appeal to the broadest range of potential buyers. It's not just about cleaning and decluttering the home, Staging creates a model home look to help potential buyers feel an emotional connection to your home. By depersonalizing your home, buyers will be able to see the true potential and visualize your house as their new home.
How can I benefit from Home Staging?
As a professional stager, Fauxnatic About Color can recommend repairs and possible upgrades that are needed to get the home in market-ready condition as well as changes that will net you the best return on investment. Staging also shows buyers the property’s true potential making your home show like a model and feel move-in-ready.
Why can’t I stage my own home?
Even homes in great condition can benefit from having a Certified Home Staging Professional assess the home since it is very difficult to be subjective about something as personal as your own home. If a home feels too personal the buyers will feel like visitors and not be able to envision themselves in that home. Fauxnatic About Color will assist you in looking at your home through a buyer’s eyes. If you can’t see objectively, you can’t market successfully. Home staging involves de-personalizing and neutralizing the home environment to give it a broader appeal to buyers.
How can you stage my home if I am still living in it?
Fauxnatic About Color will work with the seller’s existing furnishings to redesign rooms for optimum buyer appeal. We pay close attention to the proper balance, function, and scale in each room. With correct furniture placement and the use of home accessories, we'll draw the buyer’s eye towards the positive features in the home and create key emotional connection points in each room that will help potential buyers feel at home! We'll also provide you with photos of your newly staged rooms for your reference to quickly put the house together before a showing.
Doesn’t a vacant home look more appealing than a staged home?
Vacant homes take longer to sell because only 10% of home buyers can actually visualize the potential of a home without furnishings. Since most buyers cannot visualize the size and scale of a room, adding furniture helps to give buyers a frame of reference. This is why having a vacant home professionally staged is so important.
Professionally staged homes sell for more and in half the time than homes that are not professionally staged. It’s a common misconception that vacant homes appear larger to buyers than staged homes. Proper placement of furnishings will actually help a room appear larger and more spacious as well as giving potential buyers a better idea about how their own furniture will fit in the home. At Fauxnatic About Color, we know how to draw the buyer’s eyes where we want; we will accentuate the best features of the home while minimizing potential negatives.
Is staging expensive?
No. Staging doesn’t have to be expensive. Fauxnatic About Color can work with a seller's budget to help them gain maximum effect dollar for dollar. Staging is an investment to help the seller retain equity. When a home is properly prepared and appealing, buyers don’t look for concessions and may even bid over the list price. In a Home Gain Survey of over 2000 Realtors, it was discovered that home staging typically provides a 400% return on investment! Use the RESA® Home Staging Calculator to see how much money you can save by hiring a professional home stager.
Almost always, the investment in home staging is less than the first price reduction and helps generate a faster sale and higher price offers.