Staging gives a property a competitive advantage. When you use a stager in Naperville, and indeed anywhere in Chicago’s Western Suburbs there are 9 key reasons everyone wins when there’s a home stager on the team.
1. Let The Stager Be The Bad Cop
The relationship between realtor and seller needs to be one of deep trust. It does not help to have that relationship started off with advice that will feel like criticism, even if it is accurate and well-meaning. A Stager knows how to frame these concepts and put them into constructive, reasonable plan. With the plan in hand, both realtor and homeowner can work together on a workable plan, setting priorities based on market conditions and the seller’s budget.
2. Staging Can Saves The Seller $ Thousands
Staging saves money: stagers have resources. A new bathroom might cost $20,000 in some neighborhoods, but if the layout is good and the tile neutral, painting the cabinets and changing out the fixtures and go a long way to give the space a fresh appeal.
3. Time: Relisting vs. Listing Well The First Time Out
Staging will save Days On Market. By positioning the home for the right demographic and displaying it in an attractive, appropriate style, the home is less likely to languish on the market. Staging can show how the flow of the home works and how to optimize the space for family life.
4. Get More Listings
Our staging is always professionally photographed. Since most house hunting begins on line, it is very important to entice the buyer right from the beginning with good pictures. Professional photos earn 61% more views on line, and garner an extra 47% higher asking price per square foot. (source: Ruxta Realty)
5. Referrals & Marketing Online
We support and amplify the realtor’s marketing efforts with our own. We have the same goals – more viewings and a fast sale at a good price. Not only do we always co-brand our featured listings, but we give referrals. Home owners are increasingly calling us first. Last year, we referred $2.5 million in Real Estate to our staging agent partners.
That’s how we see it – as a marketing partnership between stager and agent. If you haven’t tried us at Chicagoland Home Staging, we’d like to encourage you to try us out. We’re celebrating our 10th year of staging. Why not give us a call? 815-530-3566.
FYI this particular house spent 45 days on the market and then went under contract within 7 days of staging. It closed a mere 28 days after the staging went live!!! We like these kinds of numbers!