5 Reasons You Should Consider Staging Your Home

What does it mean to stage your home? Well staging uses design and conceptualization techniques. The object of staging is to have potential buyers walk in and envision the property as their own. A place they can see themselves living and entertaining in… Home staging is effective because it emphasizes a property’s strengths and minimizes its potential weak points.

If you’re considering selling your home and joining the competition in this market, it can seem a bit overwhelming. There are a lot of things to consider that will have you wondering what to do next, so why not start with redesigning. Give your home a fresh new look that is guaranteed to stand out to potential buyers. That’s where people like Jennifer van der Velden come into play to take some of the weight off your shoulders. Jennifer runs her own staging company called Hidden Potential which specializes in home staging, interior design, decorating and organizing and home remodelling assistance.

“We love improving upon the product (your home) and showing/transforming rooms to their full potential so the demand and price goes up! We love helping and working with our clients to secure a return on their investment, one of the biggest investments most people will make.”

– Jennifer van der velden , Hidden Potential

1. Staging your home could influence a higher list price

Real Estate Appraisers are more likely to appraise a staged property at full value. Statistics show properties which have even staged do sell faster and for more money than they would un-staged. 63% of buyers said they would willingly pay more money for a move in ready property. Although a higher list price isn’t guaranteed, the impact staging makes can increase those chances.

2. Your homes “flaws” can be overlooked

Minor design flaws that is. It could be something as simple as a smaller room within your house, that you might not have known how to decorate properly to utilize the space. Allowing a stager to help with those decisions could make that room look 5x bigger just by adding a few finishing touches.

3. Buyers can envision themselves living there

According to a 2019 study 83% of buyers’ agents said staging a home before it hit market made it easier for a buyer to visualize the property as a future home. Most important room to consider is the living room, as a main entertaining room for most families or single buyers it gives the home a clean, crisp, ready to move in appearance for buyers. It also makes your digital listing for the home stand out against competition.

4. Maximize your potential

Homes need to maximize their potential and secure the most equity possible regardless of price, location or condition. Staging is the only service providing measurable value in the sale of property. Whether you are listing in a buyers market or a sellers market, hiring Hidden Potential Property Staging, a professionally, trained stager will showcase your home and market it to stand out among all others. Staging will have your property selling faster for your money!

5. You can relax

Did you know that “Moving” is listed as a top 5 most stressful event in a person’s life? (According to health status study). The whole point to staging is to help the seller get packing early, decluttering and organized for showing their home, to having peace of mind of getting the best price. Put your best foot forward, you will have the satisfaction of knowing you have done everything possible to make your home stand out and facilitate a possible quick sale.

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