Consultation is a much more thorough process while a bid is
a basic appraisal of fees related to staging.
Detailed consultation, which usually takes 2 hours, includes a
room by room walk through of the property, discussing its strong suits and
issues, and a great deal of home staging tips and recommendations.
To coordinate scheduling a bid, staging services and furniture delivery smoothly and on time,
I recommend to contact me as early as possible - ideally at least 2-3 weeks before putting a house
on the market.
Absolutely! The greatest fact about home staging is that it
benefits sellers in all kinds of situations. If you are
lucky to sell when house inventory is low and demand is
high (so-called seller's market), home staging can not only
sell your place faster but also for more money.
This is actually quite a popular misconception about home staging.
Instead of being an expense, home staging is an investment that
actually prevents sellers from losing money and also generates additional income.
The cost of home staging is always smaller than the financial gain it provides or
the money lost from the first price reduction if the property sits on the market.
In the USA, the average price reduction is 5-10% when a house doesn’t initially sell –
if we talk about a property that is priced at $400,000 it can be between $20,000
to $40,000! Home staging will always be a fraction of this amount.
Home staging is for everybody and works in all segments of the real estate market.
In every price range there are buyers looking for the best house for their money
and they will shop around to find it. Even a very modest place can present itself
much better with the help of a professional home stager.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t work this way. If time is of the essence
and you need your selling process to be fast and painless, staging
services really come in handy. Neglected or not-looking-its-best
real estate has much smaller prospects to make potential buyers fall
in love with it and return with a strong offer in a matter of days.
There are actually houses sitting on the market for months for this
reason. Theoretically there is nothing wrong with them, but they do
lack this wow factor and get lost in the sea of other listings.
Remember, most buyers only see what the property is, not what it could be.
Yes, they are included in my initial decorating consultation.
I always bring several color palettes and samples which can be used as a
starting point for a discussion about your preferences. Color is a basic
component of each decorating process and since it can make or break a room,
it needs to be chosen very carefully.
Yes! Sometimes even people with great taste experience difficulties with carrying out their decorating ideas and visualizing things with the mind’s eye. You might not be able to create your dream interior by yourself but will be able to work great with the guidance of a decorator who will suggest different solutions and will help with defining your personal style.
Decorating is not only about buying expensive objects but also about
creativity and looking at things with a fresh pair of eyes. A gallon of new paint
can go a really long way to completely transform your space without ruining your budget.
Accessories and wall art don’t need to be costly either and can give a room a totally
different look. Old objects might be repurposed, get new life and function, and even
become conversational pieces!
The devil is in the details and even a carefully renovated space will not shine without
thoughtful decorating and fine-tuning. Uninspiring interiors can be made interesting
and brought to life with the right accessories, lighting or a pop of color. Decorating a
newly renovated space can add just the right amount of polish that is needed to make your
home look delightful.