14 Nov What Does It Cost to Stage Your Home for Sale?
The days of simply sprucing up your home and hiding the kitty litter to sell a home are gone forever. Today, having your home professionally staged is a “must do” for sellers hoping to boost the chances of getting a fast, high-offer sale. Remember, if your home doesn’t have that fantastic first-impression appeal, potential buyers might not come back. Are you planning on putting your property on the market? Then you might be considering home staging and the cost that goes along with it.
So how much does it cost to stage a home?
Well, it’s all going to boil down to some key factors. When it comes to the cost of home staging, it’s better to think of it as more as an investment rather than an expense.
Selling a home is one of the most important things you’ll ever do, so you’ll want to make the smartest choices to ensure the most successful sale possible.
Your home’s needs
No two homes are the same. Depending on the shape, look, and design of your home, the overall condition of your property will affect what you can expect to pay.
Some homes might only need a few minor arrangements here and there. If the furniture in your house has seen better days, however, you’ll need an entire home furnishing facelift—complete with new furniture, lights, carpets, and displays.
The home stagers
Home staging is all about creating an inviting living space that draws in the most potential buyers.
So, when it comes to making your home look it’s best, you’ll want to go with a team of highly respected, experienced home stagers with an eye for design. It might cost you a little more now, but the ROI can be huge down the road.
Selling your home can be an exciting, albeit overwhelming process. Depending on what your home staging goals are, you’ll need to consider what’s involved.
There’s a lot that goes into staging a home, from furniture rental and décor items to professional photography. The good news is that an expert team of stagers will design, plan, and execute a comprehensive home staging strategy, ensuring your home looks stunning. But if you don’t want the full staging treatment, ask for a consultation instead. Home stagers will do a walkthrough and provide some important tips on how to make the most of your space.
When you hire a home stager, you get their expertise – they get feedback regularly from the real estate agents and other clients they deal with and know what stagings are most effective. They will either be able to supply or know where to acquire the furnishings and other accessories to help stage your home. They also know that staging a home where no one is living is different than a home that is occupied, and they will be able to make recommendations that suit your situation and gain the most value for you while fitting what they do around your needs.
There’s no “one size fits all” when it comes to home staging. So, it can make things tough to put a precise price on the cost of home staging. At Meraki, we stage everything from one or two-bedroom condos to large luxury houses with many rooms. Some clients need furniture to rent, others just need to re-arrange what they have. As a general rule, the investment in home staging can range from $1,000 to $6,000 for a full staging or less for a full consultation. More rooms, more square footage, and the need for a high end feel and furniture rentals will, of course, push you to the higher end of the spectrum. Meraki offers a free initial consultation where we can discuss your options and how home staging can help sell your home faster and help you get a better price.
Bottom line? Contacting a professional stager with a great track record in the biz will help narrow down what you need to do to bring in the offers. Staged homes sell faster, and for, on average, 3% more than homes that are not staged.
When it’s time to sell your home in the Metro Vancouver area, please contact Meraki Staging for a free consultation on what a top-end home staging can do for you.