You only have one chance to impress potential buyers. Buyers’ first impressions are formed as soon as they step inside your home. Staging highlights the full potential of your property by incorporating design techniques to create a lasting first impression. You want to give homeowners a reason to buy your home.
Staging prepares your home to attract the widest market, while making it appealing to the greatest number of prospective buyers. Staging creates excitement and interest from the beginning, and sets your home apart from the competition. Properties that have been staged will have a distinct marketing advantage over non-staged homes. Staging your home can maximize the selling price and minimize the number of days on the market. Staged homes provide beautiful photos. Consumers are savvy and most of them start their search on the Internet. Photos give them their first impression.
Your stager provides an objective third party perception and will convey to home- owners tactfully and respectfully all the important issues that need to be addressed in order to prepare your property for sale.
How the Initial Staging Consultation Works
A member of our staging team will call and book an appointment at a time that is convenient for you. The staging consultation generally takes 1.5-2 hours. For best results, it is preferable to do your staging consultation during daylight hours because good visibility is important for spotting all potential concerns.
Upon arrival, your stager will ask you to turn on all of the lights in your home. She will suggest you gather up a pen and notepad while she does an initial walk-through of the whole home by herself. It is important for your stager to view the home alone initially, with no distractions. This will be her first impression in which the most helpful observations will be revealed. She will be looking for factors such as small repairs, condition of windows, caulking, tile, grout, paint, baseboards and lighting, to name a few. Also, she will be considering more flattering ways to set up the rooms and what items to edit and declutter.
Next, you and your stager will walk through the whole home together where she will reveal her observations and recommendations of what to remove, clean and repair. Your stager may suggest rearranging a room on the spot, when physically possible. This is ideal because it gets the ball rolling and demonstrates the value of changing the layout. The notes you write at this time will be handy for remembering the suggestions to be completed after your stager leaves.
At the end of your appointment, your stager will ask if you have any further questions that were not addressed during the walk-through. If you think of something after she leaves, don’t worry; she will be available by telephone, text or email.
Ultimately, we have never had a client say that the preparation was not worthwhile. On the contrary, aside from getting maximum value for their home because it showed better, it also made packing for their move easier.
Staging with McDadi Décor and Furniture
When a home is to be staged using McDadi inventory, your stager will make an appointment to do the final stage after you have completed all of the items on your initial staging consultation list: decluttering, cleaning, repairing and painting. For the best results, it is important that the home be clean and decluttered prior to the final stage, as generally the photography will be scheduled for the following day and your stager will leave the home in picture-perfect condition. She will ask you to sign a list of the inventory used to stage your home which acknowledges you will be responsible for the care of the
staging items provided. When your home sells, you will then be contacted by your stager to arrange a mutually convenient pick-up time, either with you present or through use of the lock box, in your absence. Ideally, please leave the staging items in the rooms they were used to stage as the inventory list is organized by room.