Staging Puget Sound LLC
We cover the Puget Sound including Auburn & Seattle-Tacoma,
with concentration in the South King and Pierce County area.
Myth 4: I Can Just Watch One of Those Shows...
Staging Myths as described by Barb Schwarz The Creator of Home Staging
Myth 3: All I Need Are Lights, Flowers & Music...
Fact: Staging is NOT Decorating or Design! Decorating or Design is personalizing and Staging
is de-personalizing and preparing a house for the unknown Buyer. That is why it’s KEY that you hire someone with training specifically on how to prepare a house for sale.
TIP: When the focus of the Staging becomes about things and not your house, then you are working with a decorator and not a trained Stager. A Home Stager can use existing items in a house and their creativity to properly Stage a house for sale.
Myth 2: Staging Costs Too Much...
Staging has created spa-like serenity in a hall bath, using just the homeowners' items.
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Fact: Lights, Flowers and Music are great for showing a house, but that is not Staging. Staging requires an objective and professional assessment of a house’s strengths and challenge areas, and solutions to help Buyers fall in love with what they see. This requires more than just flowers and music to achieve - it requires an Action Plan! Your Stager can help you or your clients with a Success Plan for getting their house STAGED and SOLD!
Fact: Staging is an INVESTMENT in getting a house sold and the investment in Staging is always less than a price reduction. A Home Stager has been trained to work with a Sellers’ budget and time frame to properly Stage a house. We like to ask our clients, “Can you afford NOT to Stage?” When compared with the other costs associated with the sale or purchase of a home, Staging is very reasonable. In most markets, a consultation detailing what needs to be done to Stage the house for sale is less than the Appraisal or Home Inspection reports.
Myth 1: Staging is Decorating...
Fact: The shows on HGTV and similar channels 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 in and need a 3rd party independent opinion to get it properly staged. Stagers have the experience and ideas to help Sellers get their houses ready, we honor our clients, and work closely with Realtors to help get a house sold.