Why Home Staging?
We have witnessed something amazing happen time and time again: a home sitting on the market for months, sometimes even a year, is transformed by our home staging services and the offers start pouring in.
It may sound far-fetched, but more often than not this is the result we see due to home staging.
What is home staging?
Home staging is the art of temporarily decorating a property with the intent to sell in today’s market.
As home stagers, our job is about bringing a home's best face forward and making it more desirable to buyers.
Every home is different. Home staging is about more than just tidying up, painting the walls, and opening up the drapes. It's all about accentuating your home's best features and bringing them front and center, while also creating a warm and inviting atmosphere that will speak to a buyer’s imagination.
Why should you stage your home?
With the amount of inventory out there, it is more important than ever that a home stand out from the rest. In today’s market, it no longer works to simply put your home on the market as-is and expect buyers to see past everything to its true potential. Your home must create a powerful first impression. Just like the product designers who invest time and money in the right packaging to attract buyers, the same concept works when selling a home.
When a home gets stuck on the market for a long time, it’s often due to buyers not being able to connect with the home. Seemingly small things to the current homeowner (needed repairs, bold colors on the walls, family photos, even furniture arrangement) can throw buyers for a loop. Home staging keeps the buyers’ focus where it should be: on the assets of the home.
The investment in home staging is always less than your first price reduction.
No house is too big or too small for MHM Professional Staging, LLC. We have had the pleasure of staging some of the smallest homes in Central Florida to the largest home in America for Bravo TV (around 90,000 square feet and located in Windermere, FL).
The National Association of Realtors recently revealed in a study the top ten reasons why you should invest in professional home staging services.
Among those reasons are:
- Your house will sell faster
- You make more money
- Only 10% of home buyers can “visualize” the potential of a home
- Leaving your home “As Is” actually helps sell the competition
What are people saying about home staging?
Professional home staging has being recognized by real estate experts all over the world as one of the most important steps in the home selling process.
HGTV says the #1 mistake home buyers can make is NOT staging their home before putting it on the market.
The International Association of Home Staging Professionals says 95% of staged homes sell in an average of 11 days or less and sell for 17% more.
According to a 2015 survey by the National Association of Realtors, 32 percent of buyers’ agents believe staging increases the dollar value buyers are willing to offer by 1 to 5 percent and we’ve personally seen it go as high as 10 percent.
How can MHM Professional Staging help you?
As a home stager for over a decade, Megan Morris has staged every kind of home imaginable. We have coordinated home staging for homes of every size from small apartments to the largest home in America at 90,000 square feet (featured on Bravo TV).
Our team of experts know how to uncover the possibilities of each home. We strive to highlight them in a way that will communicate the home’s true value to buyers. We use furniture and décor from our own warehouse, as well as utilize items from our clients’ own homes to ensure that every space looks its absolute best.
We invite you to explore our Before & Afters gallery to witness some of our amazing home staging transformations firsthand. You can also see more afters from those homes and others in our portfolio.
Not located near our home office in Orlando, FL? No problem. We can still help.
Check out our new Virtual Decorating and Staging services available globally that offer our signature MHM touch.