Is It Worth Staging Your Home during a Hot Market?

Is It Worth Staging Your Home during a Hot Market? Edmonton Alberta

Things are sizzling—and we’re not just talking about the sweltering weather! With mortgage interest rates falling well below 5% throughout 2020–2021 more people can apply for loans. The market has more buyers than houses for sale, resulting in a hot seller’s market where houses can go well over the asking price due to competition between bidders.

Are you thinking about selling your home while things are still toasty? Here’s what you need to know about home staging to land you the highest bids fast.

What is a hot market?

A hot market is when there are more buyers than available properties to sell, leading to higher competition. This makes the market favorable to sellers, as they can potentially sell their properties for higher than they would in a buyer’s market: when demand is low and there are lots of houses on the market to choose from.

A common misconception about a hot market is that it means a seller can land a faster sale. That is not always the case. Bidders could back out, or your property may simply not draw in the interest it needs. This is where home staging services come into play.

How home staging can help.

Catches the Buyers’ Eye

The way you live in a home and the way you market your home for sale is completely different. That is why the way you decorate it should reflect its intended purpose. Right now, sellers are competing with others at their own price point, not the one listed on the “for sale” sign on your lawn. So, to keep the bids coming in, professional home staging is a perfect choice.

Professional home staging allows sellers to stand out amongst the crowd both online and during a first showing. Buyers tend to choose their shortlist of houses from what they see online, so if the home is staged beautifully in the photos the buyer sees, it catches the eye and increases its chances of landing on a buyer’s “must-see” list.

Decreases Time on Market

Which is what matters most.

Faster sales mitigate the stress you would otherwise have to bear from listing your property on the market for a longer period. When you stage your home, you’ll feel confident that you’ll land a successful sale sooner.

How does staging correlate with the market temperature?

Professional home staging is a marketing strategy to help sell your home sooner for the price you are after and not defined by the current housing market. If your goal is to attract bidders fast, no matter the market, home staging is an important tool to ensure you are always putting your best foot forward in a competitive market.

Is Home Staging Worth It?

If staging creates the buzz that brings in offers above your asking price, then your money is well spent. The Staging Place has furnishings and accessories for rent that will give your place the “WOW” factor!

We offer affordable staging packages to fit everyone’s needs from a home consultation to staging a vacant property to having it fully furnished. Contact us today to arrange your consultation.

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Liliam Vasquez

Liliam is the owner and creative mastermind behind The Staging Place. She earned her certification as a Stager and Colour Expert through Home Staging Resources (HSR) after more than five years in real estate investment. Being from a family of fine artists, Liliam inherited an eye for creating stylish, wowing spaces. This, combined with her attention to detail, contagious energy and commitment to clients, makes home staging a natural progression for Liliam.

Whether preparing a property for a quick sale or transforming a client’s home into their perfect haven, Liliam uses her passion for design, colour, art and home décor to bring out the best in any type of space. Her goal at The Staging Place is to combine her expertise, education and passion for good design to create impactful spaces that buyers are attracted to and homeowners never want to leave.

Liliam holds formal real estate education, a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a certificate in Adult and Continuing Education. Liliam has been a recognized leader in education since 1995. She has taught and managed various educational programs ranging from higher education to corporate training. Before coming to Canada Liliam was co-owner of the largest E.S.L. Training Academy for children in Eastern Venezuela. During her free time, Liliam enjoys traveling with her family, spending time with her dog Romeo and exploring ways to create financial independence.
  • Member of the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA)
  • Member of the American Society of Home Stagers and Redesigners
  • Member of the Collaborate Real Estate Edmonton Team

Rolando Davila

Rolando moved to Canada from Venezuela in 2004. He studied Civil Engineering at the University of Andes in his home town Merida and proceeded to work in large-scale capital projects in the Oil and Gas industry. Passionate about Project Management, Rolando completed a Project Management Certificate at McGill University in Montreal and completed his PMP designation in 2010. After 25 years in construction management, Rolando and his wife Liliam defined a different vision for their family and started Davas Real Estate  in 2014. Through it, they help home buyers and other investors find sound quality investments that gets them closer to achieving their financial ‘why’.

Before devoting his work full-time to Davas Real Estate Inc., Rolando fulfilled different managerial roles from Technical Services Manager, Project Manager, to Manager of Construction Services at different Engineering, Construction, and Oil & Gas companies including: Hatch Engineering, Suncor Energy, Aecon-Lockerbie, WorleyParsonsCord, and Williams Energy.

In his free time, Rolando loves to travel and enjoy fine dining around the world with his wife and daughter, Claudia. He and his wife also run a coaching and mentoring company that helps people set goals and create a game plan in pursuit of financial independence.


Claudia Davila

Claudia is our photographer, videographer and home staging expert. Claudia graduated from the University of Alberta and received a BSc. in Civil Engineering. She also has a strong skill set in Social Media, videography, photography, and home styling. Her unique and versatile skill set will help us grow our social media presence through impactful photos and videos of our homes and help us style and stage homes. She helps us capture the beauty of the homes we stage or style. Her passion for styling places, capturing places and making them as beautiful as they are to someone who cannot see them live will for sure be a great asset to our company and our clients.

In her free time, Claudia loves to travel and enjoy fine dining.

Amelia Bracamonte

Amelia provides part-time support as assistant stager and gift basket designer. She has a background in fine arts and attended school at Western Kentucky University. Her love for flower arranging, Her eye for design and attention to detail give our staging vignettes and gift baskets the perfect touch!

During her free time, Amelia likes to paint, read and spend time with her friends and three granddaughters.