A staged home can offer more than just an improved ambiance. Well-staged spaces will help attract more potential buyers, leading to a faster sale, and a higher price. However, before choosing a home stager, it’s important to consider a few factors. Keep in mind that anyone can claim the title of “home stager”, so it’s crucial to check their background. While some home stagers may have experience in interior design, it is important to note that there is a difference between the two. Home staging involves depersonalizing a home and transforming it to appeal to a broad range of potential buyers. Here are some helpful tips for selecting the right home stager:
- Qualifications: The sector of home staging comes with various trade associations that play the part of governing the ethics and providing training to the respective members. It includes the IAHSP and RESA. These organizations offer specific courses that teach lessons related to marketing that are specific to staging homes. For instance, home stagers who are RESA-certified need to pass an examination, have one year’s professional home staging experience, and carry business insurance. Try to check for the qualifications of a home stager before settling for the best.
- Experience: Experience in interior designing is not considered enough for home staging. Home decoration and home staging are completely different things. A professional home stager will have a clear idea regarding how they can make a house look great and be presentable in front of a huge market. So, experience matters. Check out the experience of a home stager before you choose one. Professional home stagers try to treat every house as unique and are also aware that every home buyer will not be the same.
- Portfolio: Nothing can appeal more than the portfolio of a home stager as someone tries to go for the best. Professional home stagers always try to design a proper portfolio of all the work they have done. People willing to go for home stagers can check out the portfolio firsthand. In fact, asking whether all the images on their website are their own home staging projects can help. A professional would never try to showcase photos of homes that they haven’t worked on.
- Insurance: A fully insured home stager is necessary for a seamless home staging journey. A professional home stager will take every possible precaution to protect their clients and their homes while staging. It is necessary for a home stager to show their insurance before signing the contract.
We provide a complimentary Design Consultation session to the realtor (valued at $300) that they can either use or pass on to one of their clients as a housewarming gift. If you’re looking for a unique perk to finding a home stager, look no further than this complimentary design consultation.