Home Staging is professionally preparing homes for sale, so that they appeal to the most amount of buyers and generate the highest price in the least amount of time on the market. ASP® Staged Homes traditionally present themselves better than the competition by being clean, clutter-free, and ready to show to prospective buyers.
What is an ASP®
An ASP® or Accredited Staging Professional is a dedicated professional who has studied and learned the proven and powerful techniques of Staging Homes® as developed by Barb Schwarz, the creator of home staging. An ASP® is held to professional ethical standards as they follow Barb's Home Staging Code of Ethics
Why should I stage my home
Your house is probably your greatest asset. Buyers are willing to pay more for a house that is in move-in condition and an ASP® staged home is just that.
What is the difference between interior designing and staging & why should I hire a stager over a designer?
Staging is NOT decorating or designing. Staging is de-personalizing and de-cluttering. Decorators design and personalize space to suit the home owners individual taste. Stagers remove that, so that the property appeals to a much broader market. Interior design can take weeks or months to complete. Staging is done, typically, in a matter of days. That is why it is KEY to hire someone specifically trained to prepare your house for sale.
What is the Goal of Staging?
The ultimate goal of staging is to get your home in the best possible condition so it sells for the highest price in the shortest time. The aim is to make your house appear larger, brighter, and more inviting. Staging will provide an atmosphere that will make buyers visualize living there. ASP® Home Stagers are experts at showcasing the positive aspects of a property.
When should I stage my home?
You should stage your home before listing it on MLS. Once your home has been staged, it will photograph better and catch the attention of more buyers. The first two weeks your house is listed, you will see the most activity from agents and buyers. It is important they see your home in the best light
Isn't staging expensive
Staging is an investment in getting your house sold. The cost of staging is ALWAYS less than the first price reduction. When compared with the other costs involved in selling a home, staging is very reasonable. The real question is, can you afford NOT to stage?