Corelogic recently published thier latest Homeowner Equity Insights Report, and it shows continued growth in equity admidst record home price appreciation. The report provides several key
Home Staging VS. Interior Design
Dated: May 24 2021
Home Staging is not decorating or design. Interior Decorating and/or Design is personalizing based on the homeowner's taste, lifestyle, and functionality needs. Home Staging is DE-personalizing and preparing the home for an un-known buyer. Key to Home Staging is hiring someone with training specifically on how to prepare a house for sale.
Some Home Staging Myths
Myth 1: This is a HOT market- I don't need to stage my home
Fact: Staged homes can sell for more, even in a hot market. Don't leave money on the table.
Myth 2: Home Staging costs too much
Fact: Home Staging is an investment in getting the house sold and the investment in staging is always less than a price reduction. A trained professional can work within a sellers timeframe and budget.
Myth 3: My listing agent will have to pay for the home staging
Fact: Many listing agents are trained in home staging and will provide this marketing tool as part of their service. However, not all agents are trained/certified in home staging. Be sure to ask. Also, sellers pay for large scale projects and are willing to do so once they understand the benefits and value.
Myth 4: I can just watch one of those shows and do it myself
Fact: Shows give sellers the idea that they need to do something to their house to prepare it for sale, but sellers cannot truly be objective in a house they have been living-they need a Certified Professional to help them get the most for their home.
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