|Posted on August 17, 2017 at 2:35 PM|
As stager you always want a good outcome when you stage a client’s home. You want to feel like you have contributed to making the house feel welcoming and you have helped in the sales process.
You as the stager want your client, the seller to have a positive outcome and you want them to have the feeling of I am “So Happy I Staged My Home”. I attempt to create that feeling by putting “Love” into every home I stage.My goal as a home stager is to have potential buyers walk into a home and say “Wow, I could live here”. I recently had this exact experience in a home I staged.
Although it was the realtor who initially invited me to put a staging bid on the home, it was actually the seller’s mother who made the final decision to choose me as the stager.
The home was a typical California home in Silicon Valley—three bedrooms, two and one half bathrooms, good location, great school district, close to shopping and restaurants. I staged it for a young family who wanted space for both family and individual needs
My staging included a large master bedroom with a sitting area to be used for quiet time for parents.
I also included a home office as many Silicon Valley individuals work at home either full or part time.
Finally I included a child’s room that had plenty of space for creativity and fun. This was to be a complete staging as the house was vacant.
The home sold after being on the market for only four days. There was one Open House, which resulted in multiple offers. The buyers were definite about this being the house they had looked for months and their bid resulted in a sales price of $230,000 over the listed price. That was a WOW that made the owners and realtors overjoyed, and the buyers were happy to finally have found their dream home.
The comments I received were as follows:
Realtor: “Not only was I as a realtor happy with Janie’s work, but the sellers were the ones that selected her for the job to begin with. I credit her work for a great showing and the multiple offers.
Home Owner: You didn't miss a beat in your attention to detail. Loved the signs and artwork and color palette!” “Thank you so much for the job you did staging my son's townhouse. I appreciated the way you tied the rooms together. Wonderful....thank you, thank you”.
Buyer: “We’ve been looking for a suitable home for the past few months and haven’t found a place we fell in love with enough to make an offer until yours. My 5 year old daughter is in love with “her room” and in her words—“This is the best house everrrrrr!”
Mom is infatuated with the idea of lazy weekends sipping tea in the patio. And Dad is charmed by the whole home and watching his girls light up. We will take care of it with the same love you’ve already nurtured it with.”
Remember this was a vacant home when I staged it and as I said earlier I attempt to create that feeling by putting “Love” into every home I stage.
This is the perfect result a home staging experience can give you the seller as a client. It will make you say I am “So Happy I Staged My Home”.