Most people go on a mini mid week getaway and rest, however I find rest in writing a blog without any distractions. I am sitting here at the Omni Homestead Resort next to a perfect fire on a comfy couch, while my husband attends meetings all day long learning about annuities and gaining wisdom from the best in the industry.
If you haven’t kept up with my social media lately then you haven’t seen that I actually had the opportunity to stage the most beautiful new construction home right in my very own neighborhood. What a fun new challenge this provided for me and I feel like it turned out perfect for my very first job. Here are some before and afters of my recent project. Staging brings impact and value to the selling process.
I want to share some statistics with you that have peaked my interest over the last couple of years, as staging has become a must in the real estate industry. The most commonly staged rooms when selling your home according to the National Association of Realtors Survey for 2019 are as follows:
- 93% Living Room
- 84% Kitchen/Dining Room
- 78% Master Bedroom
I feel as though it is important to find pieces that add value and style to the home. I used amazing pieces of furniture from designers like Ethan Allen, Restoration Hardware, Pottery Barn, & Modern History to name a few. In addition, all the pieces I used in my staging job are now for sale and can be found on my Facebook group page… SK Designer Staging Pop Up Sale. Quality is everything and it matters for the spaces your staging. The living room is the most important area to stage and that was why it was important to have the space just right! When you are staging a master bedroom you want to add a very fresh and crisp feel to the space. In my opinion, Less is more most of the time!
If you don’t understand the value of staging then listen to these statistics, Eighty-three percent of buyers’ agents said staging a home made it easier for a buyer to visualize the property as a future home. That is a huge number and it’s because most buyers have a hard time seeing an empty space and then putting their furniture in it! This becomes so overwhelming for them that they end up shutting down. One-quarter of buyer’s agents said that staging a home increased the dollar value offered between one and five percent, compared to other similar homes on the market that are not staged. You can find so much valuable information online as to how important it is to stage a home for the selling and buying of real estate. We live in such a visually stimulated world like never before, now that we have Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and so many shows on staging! If you are needing any staging assistance, redecorating, or getting your house ready to sell please give me a call 540-449-8490
If you are interested in buying this beautiful home contact my friend Jessica Oliver and you can also purchase it fully staged for a great deal! Artwork I used in the staging job is from a local artist Michelle Christen and all the pieces are also for sale on my page.
Staging brings impact and value to the selling process