Join Lauren Swigert with guest Linda Selvage who is a certified home stager. Linda studied at the home staging school, www.stagedhomes.com, and has 11 years of experience in staging homes.
When we sell our homes, there are things we can do to make the home more appealing to potential buyers by employing a home stager who helps to set up the home by staging either certain rooms or up to and including entire homes. A typical price range can vary from $1,500 to $2,000. There are various options in staging a home, either by rearranging the furniture, or choosing the right color palette for painting the walls.
There are 3 very important things to focus on in home staging.
First, remove as much clutter as possible.
Clean every nook and cranny, which makes a world of difference, when the house is on display. The buyer needs to feel that this is place they can see themselves living in.
Depersonalize the home if it is heavily themed, for instance, not everyone can relate to home modeled after a medieval castle!
Overall we want a clean, fresh, and neutral feel so that it allows the buyer to envision their own things in the house. According to statistics offered on www.stagedhomes.com, out of 1000 homes, a staged home ,on average, will sell within 11 days, while an un-staged home can take 90 days or more.
When you invest in staging your home, remember that you make up for the cost by decreasing the amount of time the house stays on the market.
Linda Selvage serves Ojai, Westlake, Ventura County, and Santa Barbara County.
Linda Selvage’s phone number is 805-640-1075
Lauren Swigert is associated with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, feel free to contact Lauren through the following venues:
BRE License #01743386