Selling a house can be a daunting task for any home owner. One of the most important things a home owner looks for when selling property is the prospect of a quick sale. No one likes to keep a house on the market indefinitely with no likelihood of a buy. Getting a reasonably good price is another equally important factor. This is where a home staging interior designer can help.
A home staging interior designer dresses up an existing house to make it more ‘salable’. A home staging interior designer can offer to make a house look attractive to prospective customers at very competitive rates and increase the prospects of a sale double fold. They do not remodel an entire house from start to finish but concentrate their design efforts only on key rooms or areas of the house. This contributes to a maximization of returns on the house.
Professionals say that when selling a home, first impressions are vital. Houses with a cluttered unappealing look can stay on the market for months and years without being sold. One of the most common elements of home staging is to ‘de-clutter’ any rooms which are unorganized and untidy allowing a potential buyer to visualize how they would like to utilize the space.
As decorative tastes are very personal some people like to use bold strong colors of paint on their walls. This can be very off-putting to a potential buyer, in which case it is often suggested to repaint using a neutral color scheme to allow the buyer to view the room as a blank canvas.
Unlike a typical interior designer who brings new elements into the home to make it livable, a skilled home staging designer works with existing elements, adding very few or minimal elements to modify the look. The owner after all intends to sell the house and move out. Home staging interior designers make effective and creative use of design pieces like mirrors, lamps, plants, rugs, baskets, plastic chairs, and pillows to build on existing room colors and furniture. When well done, staging draws the eye to the best features of the house while minimizing the flaws and diverting attention from the more un-pleasing features of the house.
A home staging interior designer usually offers a consultation service to determine the needs of the client’s home. A rough estimate of the cost is available at this point. Once the client and the designer have agreed, the plan is set to task. The prices for a home staging interior designer’s services vary depending on location and demand. For a home owner, it is advisable to refer to a number of home staging interior designers to obtain a feel of the prices. The home owner should bear in mind that top design companies may charge more for their expertise. Also, costs can be cut down by doing the major chunk of the basic ground work (For example; repainting, carpet cleaning and de-cluttering) before seeking out the designer.