Home Staging is a key marketing tool that helps complete the picture for the potential buyers, enabling them to see themselves living in the home.
Here are some statistics to keep in mind when considering to stage your home...
“87% of people said that home presentation makes a difference in most sales.” AOL Money and Finance Poll
“98% of the houses staged have sold over the asking price.” HGTV's Designed to Sell“
Staged homes sell, on average, within 35 days of being placed on the market. Homes not staged took, on average, 175 days to sell.” Based on a StagedHomes.com surveyOver 90% of buyers will see a home in pictures on the MLS before determining if they want to view your home in person, having photos of your home staged on the MLS will attract more buyers, more offers and eliminate buyers chipping away at the “asking price”.
Your investment in our staging services will be much less than a selling price reduction and you will realize the greatest potential return on your investment in the smallest amount of time.
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Consultation is $100 for a 1 hour consultation for both the inside and outside of the home, any services to follow are 20% off to assist with the staging process.
What to expect during a Home Staging consultation
When we come to your home, the homeowner gives us a tour of the home and then we go through it again and make notes as to what needs to be changed or added. We discuss with the homeowner some ideas of how to help the home sell its best and we start off with what can be changed with what is already existing in the home. From there the home owner may need to purchase paint to change wall colours or add accessories or window treatments etc. But first we see what we can use within the home without spending the extra money. We’ll take notes as to what each room feels like, if there is too much furniture in a space, if a room needs be de-cluttered or if a closet should be better organized, etc.
We also assess the outside of the home for curb appeal. This means we will assess the home from the street to see to see if it catches your eye at the beginning. This should be the most important part of the assessment because this is the first thing the viewers see before entering the home. There are many things we look for when assessing the outside of the home; such as trimming shrubs, clean windows, if yard maintenance should be done (which it should be done on a regular basis) but paying special attention to certain areas.
It is amazing what strangers or visitors see in your home or outside of your home that you don’t normally see because we get accustomed to seeing our homes a certain way. This is why a Home Stager is so valuable, they come with a critical eye and assess the home both inside and out and they know what needs to be changed, added or taken away to make the home look it’s best.
When the tour is complete, we type up the notes from our assessment and send them back to the customer through email. We also will include pictures to help the customer better understand
*Something to note a client that has had a staging consultation with DesignSquareD2 will also receive 20% off any of the following services below when they have moved to help them get settled into their new place. *
Any personal items or unique items in the space that make the space your own, might make it hard for potential buyers to view the home and imagine their items in it, instead of your own. The easier you make it for homeowners to really judge your home and decide if they can see themselves living there or not is the best thing you can do.
Consultation is $100 for a 2 hour consultation, any services to follow are 20% off to assist with further decorating needs
We can help you decorate your space to make it your own. This is just a general service, the opposite to what you would do in staging a home. This service is useful if you were having a hard time finding the right pieces for a space, we can help create the space that you're thinking and make it come to be. Or if you were wanting a completely different look for a space. If you collect images from magazines or from online, this helps us to really see what you like and expect from space and helps us to understand what your own decorating style is like as well. To really understand the idea that you want and for you to see the vision that we can create for the space, we sometimes use perspective drawings to really understand what can be done.
Choosing a colour for the space, while considering the size, light source and what kind of room it will be (or is) - all goes into the colour selecting process. We consider colour for both inside and outside of the home. Front door colour, trim colour and siding colour and what to make it all tie in together. We will bring our range of fan decks to help decide on colour to help with what would work best for you!
Space Planning is to configure the furniture in a space for optimal traffic flow through the space. The best room is a well laid out room with ample space to get around while harmonizing the furniture within. We will decide the best layout of your room by taking measurements of the space during the consultation and then taking the dimensions back to our office to plan your layout.
This is where we move around the furniture in the space to figure out the best layout for the space.
Organizing and de-cluttering can make an immense change in a space! It can lighten a space, making a space appear and feel brighter and lighter is all part of helping to make the space feel more inviting and more enjoyable to spend time in. Above all, when a space is organized, whether it be a closet, basement, or anywhere that bothers the homeowner, it causes mental stress and this is no way for someone to enjoy time at home.
Accessorizing/ personal shopping
We guide you in purchasing what will best suit your space, that adds personality and character and that your space reflects you. Remember, over-powering accessories can add clutter and chaos. One good accessory can make good conversation. The consultation will include going through the home and seeing what needs to be considered purchased. Then we make a list of what those items are and then we go SHOPPING!
This is where we help your house to shine it's brightest by shopping with/or for you to show off your personal style in your home!
Please feel free to contact DesignSquareD2 directly for more information!