Have you ever walked into a home that has been staged? What did you feel as you walked through it?

I remember the first time I walked through a staged home. I was truly wowed! Everything looked so beautiful: the furniture, the accessories, the colours – it all flowed perfectly. And yes, I said to myself, I wish I lived here.

What is home staging? Home Staging is a service that prepares your home for the real estate market. Activities such as decluttering, depersonalizing and transforming a space to appeal to a potential home buyer are commonly used by a professional home stager.

Your goal is to sell your home. You also want the buyer to walk in and fall in love with the home just as you did when you bought it. This is where staging comes in. You want to create the WOW! That’s what makes potential home buyers become “The One” – eager to buy, excited about living in the home that staging has revealed and make an OFFER!

And what results from the WOW! Research shows that a home that has been staged will sell for more money than an un-staged home. And a staged home will sell much faster than un-staged home.

Many people attempt to stage there home. Staging a home is not as easy as you may think. Hiring a professional home stager provides an objective view of your home, they know what buyers are looking for and have the expertise and knowledge to do this. Home staging, for example can be done with a homeowner’s existing furniture and accessories or can be done by renting furniture and accessories. A professional home stager will always listen to their client and ensure they provide service that is within their budget.

If you are selling your home, you should at least consider home staging. Many home staging companies offer free estimates and you should access this. One of the best decisions you can make as part of selling your home is to be informed about home staging.