The Stage Coach on Home Staging
For The Stage Coach, Home Staging is more about Preparation than it is about Decoration - that's why we do not offer "Lipstick on a Pig" types of services. First and foremost, a home must be in good repair and, barring any major incidents, all home repairs should be completed. Next, comes the cleaning and decluttering - you want buyers to see the home, not your stuff! After these are accomplished, we can then dress the home up to increase the appeal.
Don't be fooled by the shows on cable television! Using "behind the scenes" crews, teams of professional contractors, and phony budget numbers, these programs paint the wrong picture when it comes to preparing your home for sale. Many break common rules of Home Staging, including the use of non-neutral color schemes.
At The Stage Coach. we have the resources and means needed to convert existing homes into a house that is desirable and marketable to a greater number of buyers. Many times, homeowners are not capable of separating their Home (think: stuff) from their House (think: property). We aim to shift the focus from the owners' "stuff" to the "property" and permit the architectural features of the house to be more noticeable than the contents. And by taking what homeowners have, mixing in some of what we have, and adding a little sweat equity, the result you see is a finished product: a more marketable home. This is what Home Staging is all about.
In the 2009 Austin Real Estate Market, Home Staging is more important than ever! More inventory, fewer buyers, and tighter credit means competition for Home Sellers. More and more home searches are beginning on the internet. If you use online tools to check your competition before you list, you can see how your home will stand up to your competitors. Then ask yourself, are you ready to compete? If not, call in a professional Home Stager right away! There is no time to 'List and see what happens..." You may never have more traffic at your house than the first two weeks your home is listed. It should be Staged and in Show Condition before the interior pictures are taken.
Try to imagine a visit to your home from the other side: finding a new home can be tiresome and stressful, so when a potential buyer walks through your front door, it is vital they feel comfortable in the surroundings and not feel like they just walked into a strangerís home. Most home purchasing decisions are emotional, so our goal is to have each Staged Home immediately draw emotions out of prospects. You have no idea if your home is the first the buyers have seen, or the thirteenth, so it is imperative that showing the house grabs them and makes them feel at home. That's where we come in!
The Stage Coach provides Home Staging Services for Homeowners, Realtors, and Builders in the Austin area for Vacant and Occupied homes. Whether your issue is with color or clutter, too much empty space or cramped quarters, having your home Staged by an Accredited Staging Professional (ASPô) can help give your home that extra edge, inside and out, needed in the Austin/Round Rock Metro Area Real Estate market.