Nedra D Hines
Is Affordable Home Staging A Possibility?!
You’re here because you want affordable Home Staging. I can give you some tips on that and the best question to answer is whether or not you’ll be living in the home while it’s on the Real Estate market. If you will be living in the home while it’s on the market, then you have positioned yourself to be able to save money on Home Staging services. Here are a few options to get you moving in the right direction:
1. Ask your listing agent if their Home Stager offers consultations. If so, book one as soon as possible.
2. Google “stage my home for sale” and you’ll find articles that give you a high-level overview on what to do to get your home ready.
3. Purchase our DIY Home Staging Service, which is a virtual service that provides custom recommendations and supporting documentation to help you get your home ready for the market. This specifically relates to properties that will have the homeowner living in it while it's on the market.
4. Last and certainly not least, if you’ve joined a community Facebook group, post a question asking the people in your community if they can recommend an affordable Home Stager. Chances are, they know someone who knows someone who can assist you.
On the other hand . . if your property will be vacant while it’s on the market, feel free to try these on for size:
1. Google “affordable home staging near me” and there’s a good chance that a Home Stager in your community is running a Google ad on their services. If the ad mentions a discount, then call them stat to find out more!
2. Post a question in your community Facebook group asking if anyone knows an affordable Home Stager and chances are, they know someone who knows something. Better yet, ask if they know a new stager or someone who is looking to get started.
3. When getting quotes, focus on staging the Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen and Master Bedroom and Bathroom. Those are the main living areas of the home that prompt whether or not a potential buyer will make an offer. Adding on additional rooms that are normal size will cost more money that you may not want to spend.
4. One tip that I want to share: staging a home only for the Real Estate photos will not save you money. The reason is because it takes the same amount of energy to stage a home whether it's for photos, 30 days or 90 days. If you pay the money, make sure the furniture and accessories will be visible when potential buyers tour the home.
That's all I have for today. Take care, be well and Happy Home Staging!