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        Why Stage?

home staging

"What is staging?"

Staging, at its core is setting a scene in which buyers want to insert themselves.


Have you ever heard the saying "You never get a second chance to make a first impression?"  This is especially true when listing your home for sale.  Most buyers decide whether or not they are interested in a home within seconds of walking in the front door.  ​​This is why it is imperative that you make those first few seconds count! In todays market, it's not just the walk through that matters. Todays buyer typically starts their home shopping online. Therefore, the pictures of your home are of extreme importance. A professionally photographed staged home will capture the buyers attention far faster that one where they have to look beyond all the buyers personal belongings to see the home or try to imagine what a vacant home would look like furnished.

Reason why you should stage...


1. You Will Make Money

According to a 2014 Zillow Survey of Real Estate Agents, hiring a professional home stager is the second BEST investment a home seller can make in the process of selling their home.

2. Your House Will Sell Faster

Which = More Money and Less Headache and Stress A National Association of Realtors survey found that the longer a home stays on the market, the further below list price it drops. Homes that sold in the first 4 weeks averaged 1% more than the list price; 4 to 12 weeks averaged 5% less; 13 to 24 weeks averaged 6.4% less; than list price; and 24 weeks averaged more than 10% less than list price. 

3. Staging an Investment

It ends up not costing you anything!- In a Home Gain Survey of over 2000 Realtors, it was discovered that the aspects of Home Staging typically provides a 399% return on investment!

Facts. 88% of professionally staged homes sell for 5 -7 % more than comparible homes that were not professionally staged (usually at or above list price) and are on the market 78% less days.

4. Most Home Sellers Cannot View Their House Objectively

It's very difficult to see our "home" simply as a product, which is what it is once it hits the market. We are too emotionally attached. If you can’t see objectively, you can’t “package” effectively. Have a staging professional get your home into its most advantageous condition for showing.

5. Your Online Photos Will Stand Out Amongst the Rest

According to a NAR profile of buyers, over 95% of buyers are searching for homes online first before deciding to visit. Give buyers a reason to drive to your home by having multiple professional photos of beautifully staged rooms that will stand out among the competition!

6. Only 10% of Homebuyers Can Visualize the Potential of a Home

Visualiation is easy for about 10% of the population. That’s why staging a home is critical! You don’t want the advantages of your home overlooked and left up to the buyer’s imagination.

7. The Longer Your Home is on the Market, the Lower the Price Will Be, so STAGE FIRST!

According to a National Association of Realtors survey, homes that sold after 4 weeks on the market sold for 6% less then ones within the first 4 weeks! Don’t be in a position where you have to lower your price…have your house staged! The most idea time is prior to your realtor pricing your home.

8. Leaving Your House in “AS IS” Condition Only Helps Sell the Competition

Competition can be stiff and buyers have very high expectations, as well as choices. Successful agents know that the key to competing is professional staging because it creates compelling online presentations, drives buyer traffic to the home, and turns prospects into buyers.

9. You Can Relax

You will have the satisfaction of knowing you have done absolutely everything possible to affect a quick sale of your most valuable commodity and for top dollar!

If you are looking for top dollar for your home and want it to sell quickly, Salt & Dune is here to get your home into the most desireable shape possible, within your budget. From home consultations where sellers do the recommended work themselves, to full staging services where we handle everything from furnishings and decor to all hands on labor, our one goal is to make your property simply one of the most gorgeous on the market.

Staging Options

Options 1: Home Staging Consultation

If you want to Stage the property yourself and simply want advice on how to prepare the property for sale, our Home Staging Consultation is your solution. We will meet with you and review your home inside and out. With your permission, we will take digital photos and prepare a written Consultation Report. This Report details all aspects of interior and exterior needs that you can do in order to get top dollar for the property. It will focus on what to pack up in each space and offer recommendations such as paint, repairs, and decluttering. We will also provide a Staging Proposal, should you decide to have your property Staged by us.

Option 2: Vacant Home Staging

Buyer’s have a hard time visualizing a home or a room’s full potential when it’s empty. Furnishing a home or a room, even with minimal furnishings, enables the buyer to get a better idea of how a room can be used and see its full potential.

If you have a vacant property that needs staging, we invite

you to request a Bid.

Option 3: Occupied Home Staging

When potential buyers come to view a house, they need to be able to visualize themselves living in it. Buyers require the freedom to visually move their own things into each room and decide whether or not they could feel at home there. Should you prefer that we Stage your occupied property, we invite you to request a Bid.

Option 4: Real Estate Staging Partnership

We offer our full staging services to Real Estate Agents at packaged pricing and discounted rates for multiple listings. Stand out from the hundreds of Real Estate Agents in the area and provide the Home Selling Advantage to your sellers. Your sellers rely on you to realize their real estate goals. In this market, your ability to make their property and make your listing stand out from the competition is a very common concern for sellers, and your top priority! Thousands of Real Estate Agents nationwide have discovered the secret of staging their properties for faster and more profitable sales. Simply Gorgeous is here to partner with you in getting your listings sold quickly!

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