Getting Your Home Ready To Be Listed – Why Talk To A Home Stager Before A Realtor?

Getting Your Home Ready To Be Listed - Why Talk To A Home Stager Before A Realtor?

We are often told that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. However, many potential buyers will judge a home based on how it looks from the outside. If your home has an overgrown jungle of a lawn, a driveway with cracks and peeling paint, selling it is going to be challenging. Buyers and realtors are going to have opinions. More often than not, those opinions may involve the aesthetic appeal of your property and how it is affecting the price it could potentially command.  

Many realtors refer to this as the “curb appeal” factor, but this does not just impact those physically visiting your property. Many prospects are going to start by seeing your property online. If the home looks dingy, beat up and as though it has seen better times, you’re not going to have many prospects calling. That’s where home staging comes in.


Why Talk To A Home Stager Before Selling A Home?


Home stagers are masters at making your home look loveable, liveable, and, more importantly, sellable. A staged home will command the highest dollar value possible and will sell the fastest.

Think of it this way: do you think it is a good idea to sell your car without first getting it washed as waxed? Spending the money upfront helps you get the highest possible price. A spotless, mechanically fit vehicle will always sell for more than what may appear to be a beater. The same goes for selling a home.


What Does A Home Stager Do?


Well, there are quite a few benefits of hiring a home stager. For starters, they are professionals who specialize in positioning your house to look the best it can in pictures and in person.

Here are a few other things that a home stager will do:


Work on making your home more appealing to buyers

Which is what matters most.

Your home has a set of strengths that need to be highlighted. Depending on the type and size of your home, home stagers can help achieve this in many different ways. For instance, they might add a crib or create a nursery in a room, even if you’re not a person with a family. The goal of this approach is to appeal to families.

Objectivity

Interestingly, not many people hire home stagers. That’s why by hiring one, your home has the edge over the others. It is also why your home can sell faster and for more.


Conclusion – Your Return On Investment


Finally, if you are like most people, you’d want to know the return on investment for hiring a home stager. According to Staged4More, you can expect to see a 10% increase in home offers. Also, a staged home will often sell for six percent more than an identical property that wasn’t staged. That means if your home is worth $250,000, you get to make an additional $15,000!

Click here to get in touch with us today to stage your home in or around Edmonton to sell faster, and for more money!

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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 provides part-time support as photographer and Social Media Manager and is the newest addition to our team. Claudia recently graduated from the University of Alberta and received a BSc. in Civil Engineering. She also has a strong skill set in Social Media, videography and photography. Her unique and versatile skill set will help us grow our social media presence and help us capture the beauty of the homes we stage or style. Her passion for 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.