Stilhavn Real Estate Services
36 E 5th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1G8
Staging Homes to Sell
In Vancouver’s changing real estate market, it is even more important than ever for properties to show at their best. In a ‘buyer’s market’ (where there is a surplus of inventory with few of them selling) staging gives that competitive edge that may mean the difference between a property either selling or NOT selling. In a ‘seller’s market’ (when many buyers are competing for fewer properties) staging may provide the edge that is necessary to generate buzz and sell it fast, possibly even acheiving a selling price that’s greater than market value. Either way, staging can provide a dramatic impact.
Staging is a proven way to make that all-important first impression; it is grooming and decorating a home to properly showcase its features and make it more attractive to potential buyers. Staging really helps buyers envision themselves living in the space!
The way you live in your home, is not necessarily the way you present your house for sale! When selling, your house becomes a product, it is no longer about personal taste, but about creating that show home look that appeals to many prospective buyers. Staging uses design strategies to maximize space and create flow using your existing furniture and accessories. Staging uses lighting, furniture, artwork and accessory placement that homeowners may not consider in their day to day living. Staging techniques to allow potential buyers to easily see themselves and their belongings in the space.
Staging a property with appropriate furniture can make all the difference! Viewing empty properties makes it difficult for potential buyers to understand the size of a room without furniture and other objects as reference points. Empty rooms allows buyers to focus on negative design details instead of getting a sense of the overall space and the flow of each room. In oddly shaped spaces, it can be very hard for buyers to visualize furniture arrangements. In smaller spaces, condos buyers often have a hard time visualizing how their furniture will fit.