Choosing the Best Home StagerSeptember 2, 2011
Sumptuous décor, beautiful flowers and plants, perfect lighting – your house never looked so good. A good professional stager can make your home look its very best when it’s time to sell. Hiring a stager can give your home the extra edge over the competition, and the cost is worth it, because statistics show that you will recoup as much as 200% of a home stager’s fees when the sale closes.
But how do you choose the best home stager in your area? Your REALTOR® can refer you to their preferred stager, but it is good to interview several in order to find one that works best for you.
Because there is no official independent organization that gives accreditation to home stagers, you will need to do your own homework. Ask to see their portfolios of past homes they staged. Call their references and find out if they worked efficiently, got good results at sale time and if their fees are reasonable.
A good home stager can highlight your home’s strengths and play down its flaws. They know exactly what your buyer wants and how to make them feel completely at home, in your home.