Frequently Asked Questions
Why choose home staging?
A professionally staging your home will generate more prospective buyers and decrease your days on market.
How much will I make on a Staged home vs a Non- Staged home?
According to the National Association of Realtors, for every $100 you invest into staging the potential return is $400.
What does it cost?
Home staging can cost anywhere from a couple hundred dollars to a couple thousand depending on the property and what type of repairs need to be done and if there is furniture rental required.
‘Virtual Stage’ vs 'Physical Stage’?
If there is a choice it’s always better to physically stage vs virtual. The reason why is you give your potential buyers not only a photo with what the space can look like but they can also physically see the space when viewed in person. Often if a prospective buyer sees the home in person they leave disappointed as their emotional attachment with the photo changes once viewing a vacant property. If cost is an issue, virtual staging is the better option then not staging at all. 90% of property’s 1st viewings are on MLS. First impression matters.
Should you leave a home vacant?
A vacant room actually looks smaller than a room with the appropriate furniture, lighting, colour, layers, and focal points. Statistically only 10% of buyers can visualize what the room can look like and if their current furniture will fit.
A staged home will sell for 6-20% more on average than a non-staged home, 40% of buyers are willing to walk through a staged home that they have seen on-line, and 90% of staged homes sell in 13 – 23 days or less. That is statistically 87% faster than non-staged homes.
What are the different types of staging?
- Vacant Staging - Vacant homes show smaller and MLS photos are not noteworthy to a potential buyer. Staging shows the home to its fullest potential and helps the buyers visualize living in the home.
- Occupied Staging - Occupied Staging is designed for sellers’ who will continue to live in the home while it is on the market. With occupied staging we try to use as much of the home owner’s furnishings and décor, however sometimes supplemental furniture, lighting, artwork, and accessories need to be brought in.
- Photo Ready Staging - Buyers no longer call a realtor to view a property, now 90% of potential buyers first see their potential home on MLS before even picking up the phone. Using only the Homeowner’s items Homes Scape will come in 2 hour before the MLS photographer and properly set the stage for the buyer.