Why You Need to Stage Your Home in the Colorado Springs Market…
You Will Make More Money = Tax Free Cash in Your Pocket
According to the 2016 National Statistics report, staged homes spent 90% less time on the market!
According to the 2015 HSR survey of 3,500 staged homes, 50% of homes sold for 10% more after being staged.
Statistics suggest professionally staged homes sell on average for 7% more money than non-staged homes.
Your Home Will Sell Faster = Less Headaches and Hassle
The Colorado Springs days on the market is between 60 and 142 days! In Colorado Springs, staged homes average 53 days on the market. However, the majority of homes staged by Front Range Stage averaged 20 days on the market. Don’t be inconvenienced longer than necessary with a home that sits…stage it into a home that sells!
Colorado Springs is a “seller’s market” right now but homes still need to look their best to bring in Full Price offers. The Housing Affordability Index is the most favorable since tracking began in 1970. Take advantage of this record high affordability factor by increasing interest in YOUR home…stage to increase traffic to your doorstep and start that bidding war!
The Cost of Staging Doesn’t Cost A Dime…
Did You Know…
Only 10% of home buyers can actually visualize the potential of a home without furnishings.
The National Association of Realtors 2015 and 2016 Profile of Home Staging reports that over 95% of Buyer’s Agents say home staging has an effect on how buyers view homes.
95% of buyers are previewing homes on the Internet. Professional photos taken after staging leads to more interest, more requests for showings, and higher levels of confidence that the home is “move-in-ready”!
Studies show that the longer your home stays on the market, the lower your selling price will be. Home prices can decline 1% every month the home is on the market. The cost of staging is ALWAYS less than your first price reduction.
About the Home Staging Process…
When you request a staging consultation, you benefit from design suggestions complete with recommended vendors and service providers at substantial savings. Typically, the discounts help offset the cost of the staging service. Design strategies are derived from the latest research on what buyers expect and what changes will yield the greatest Return on Investment for the price point of the home.
For homes that are already furnished, a staging consult will help you focus your time on what needs immediate attention for the home to sell. This is a great service for “do-it-yourself” home owners who have the time and energy to follow an action plan. However, if once you pay for a staging consultation, you decide you want professional hands-on staging instead, the cost of the consultation will be applied to the staging fee. Front Range Stage will implement the agreed upon action plan and transform your home right before your eyes using many of the items you already have.
For vacant homes, the initial consult is a separate fee that includes a complete walkthrough of the home with recommended changes, taking measurements, developing the staging plan, and getting all estimates for the cost of staging as well as any rental items required. You’ll know the total cost of staging to include monthly fees before you sign a contract with Front Range Stage. The additional hands-on staging fee includes furniture placement, staging of all accessories, art, custom floral or plant arrangements, and de-staging once the home sells. Quality home furnishings are used to enhance noteworthy rooms and highlight architectural features.
Colorado Springs Home Staging FAQ’s…
I’ve moved before and have never staged my home. What’s all the fuss about home staging these days?
Internet home sites have changed the way buyers select which homes to visit. With 95% of home buyers discriminating between homes viewed on the Internet, pictures are more important than ever. Multiple photos should be used, they should be of the highest quality, and represent staged rooms in the best light.
When my Realtor walked through my home, didn’t he/she stage the home?
Although Realtors do have a lot of experience and wonderful suggestions, they don’t specialize in hands-on staging techniques or have the designer accessories that a professional would have to offer. An independent analysis from an impartial staging consultant presents no conflict of interest since the stager wants to expedite the sale of the home at the best price regardless of who lists the home.
Do Real Estate Stagers earn a commission?
No, real estate stagers work based on estimated hours required to stage. Once you agree on an action plan and the staging is completed, your home is staged and ready to be listed. Because time is money, stagers will suggest that all the de-cluttering, packing, cleaning, and maintenance repair items be completed prior to hands-on staging.
Does staging mean re-decorate my home?
Stagers try to work with items already in the home but will suggest that worn, outdated, or highly personalized items be removed or updated. If sellers are still living in the home, certain accessories such as bed linens, towels, rugs, etc. cannot be rented. In those cases, the stager will either give demonstrations of what can be purchased or offer to shop (at a discount) for items the seller can use to both stage the current home and enjoy at the new home. A new comforter set can be just the enticement the kids need to make their beds and clean their rooms on a daily basis while the home is on the market.
What’s all the buzz about upgrading features of a home?
Over half of recent home sellers reported they undertook home improvement or remodeling projects within three months prior to putting their home on the market. This is your competition. If your home needs simple upgrades, Front Range Stage will provide detailed suggestions and pass along contracting and product discounts. According to the National Association of Realtors, the average staging investment is between 1 and 3 percent of the home’s asking price, which generates a return of 8 to 10 percent. The old saying “you need to spend money to make money” is also true when preparing your home for today’s market.
So…let’s get started and stage your home for top dollar!