Years ago, the way in which people would sell their houses was to hire a realtor who would take one or two pictures of the house, usually the outside, and put the listing into a “Homes for Sale” pamphlet that could be picked up at your dentist’s office or grocery store. Buyers moving across the country would have to block off several days to allow themselves ample time to look at houses for sale, and most were disappointed since the black and white photo, and later color photo, never looked like the actual house. Imagine their disappointment when after many days of looking at house after house, nothing interests them and they usually end up settling for a house they don’t truly love because they ran out of time.
Social Media outlets have caused a huge boom in the home selling industry. With Realtor.com, Trulia.com, and Homes.com (to name a few) websites, buyers can now look at houses from the comfort of their office or family room on their computer, iPad, or smartphone. Now, instead of looking at grainy images in paper pamphlets, houses for sale are previewed by looking at pictures of not only the outside of the house but every room inside as well, in HD color and magnification. This is where Home Staging comes in.
The saying “a picture speaks a thousand words” can also be translated into “a picture gets thousands of dollars”, when a house is staged properly for sale. Home staging uses decorating to properly prepare a home for sale by showing off its best features and downplaying its flaws. It is the art of decorating a home to sell quickly and for top dollar. A home buyer wants to see a tastefully neutral decorated house that they can picture their family moving into, and a professional home stager knows exactly what a buyer is looking for and can help you achieve that goal. Susan and her team of experts are waiting to help you find ways in which you can make your house look more attractive and welcoming to the buyer. By keeping the look clean, simple and tasteful it appeals to a wider demographic. A faster sale usually leads to a higher sales price. Cardinal Home Staging will work within your budget to achieve what you are hoping for—a house that sells quickly which is a win for the seller, and a buyer who can see your house becoming their home.