We’re living in difficult times however you swing it. Whether the pandemic has impeded your professional life, or you’re looking to take care of something like selling a home.
Sure, there are many ways to go about our lives safely, but corners need to be cut to stay safe that can sometimes get in the way of things. The home selling process, for example, is greatly improved by professional staging.
It’s tough to effectively stage your home during the pandemic without risking exposure to the virus, though. Additionally, the financial strain many people are experiencing makes it tough to justify paying for expensive staging furniture.
We’re here to help in that regard. We’re going to talk about remote home staging in this article, giving you an option that will help you stage your home beautifully without putting anyone at risk.
Let’s get started:
The Value of Staging: Why You Need It
The appearance of your home plays a huge part in whether or not potential buyers will go forward with the sale. It’s not just the exterior and structure of your home that matters, though.
Even though buyers will purchase an unfurnished home, it should be furnished when they’re touring it. It’s essential that homebuyers can imagine themselves living in a home, and professional staging makes it much easier for them to do that.
Staging can emphasize space, highlight different features of the home, and make it seem liveable to a broader demographic. This isn’t to say that your personal interior design taste isn’t wonderful.
It’s just that a fully-furnished and lived-in home can feel less “for sale.” You wouldn’t want to walk into a home and feel like you’d be intruding into someone else’s life if you bought it. Those family photos, quirky decorations, and personal touches are all pieces of you and your family.
Those things are beautiful, which is why some people might have a hard time separating them from the purchasing process. Instead, a home for sale will be easier to purchase if it looks furnished but neutral.
You want someone to think, “I would love to live here, look at all of the things we could do with the interior,” not, “I don’t want to take these people’s family home away from them!”
The Downside of Traditional Staging During the Pandemic
Getting the professional touch of staging throughout the pandemic has been tricky.
In most cases, you work closely with a stager to discuss how you’d like things to look, and how they’ll use your budget to create an atmosphere that sells your home. This takes a lot of face-to-face contact as well as extended time spent in the enclosed space of your home.
Not to mention the fact that people are required to help move furniture in and out of the home, adding more individuals and potential exposure to the equation. The idea of staging is typically associated with high costs as well.
In the midst of widespread financial struggle, many people aren’t able to justify those costs and choose not to go with traditional staging. The fact remains that it’s more difficult to sell a home if it isn’t staged, though, and the costs of selling only increase as the home sits on the market.
So, what’s the alternative?
How Remote Home Staging Works
We offer the service of remote staging. This is the perfect alternative to the normal route during the pandemic.
Our team can offer you the professional touch and insight of staging without ever having to get in physical contact with you. This is possible through video chat and discussion of the furniture that you already have in your home.
Staging with Existing Features
Fancy sofas and lavish accessories aren’t needed to make your home look fresh and inviting. As we mentioned before, a lot of the staging process involves creating a space that potential buyers can insert themselves into.
This, in part, has to do with the arrangement of furniture and space. It’s important to accentuate the parts of the home that are valuable to buyers, create as much space as possible, utilize the natural light of the home, and create atmosphere.
There’s no need for expensive additions to do this. Additionally, a slight reimagining of the existing furniture of your home can create an atmosphere that welcomes buyers.
The first impression of the interior of a home means everything throughout the selling process. As you go through the motions of living in a home and getting used to it, it gets progressively harder to imagine what it would be like to enter it for the first time.
The fresh and expert eyes of a stager are the perfect tool for refreshing your home’s look to appeal to someone who has never been inside before.
This entire process can be conducted online. Simply put, the process requires that you take a few simple videos of your home for our team to review and send them to us. Once we review the video and create a plan, a video call will allow us both to discuss options and move forward with the plan to stage the home.
It’s an efficient and cost-effective way to go about the staging process without ever having to come face-to-face with another person.
It’s also important to note that there should be back and forth communication in the forms of follow-up chats and discussions. Staging is an active process and things might change as you start to make the adjustments discussed in the video call.
After all is said and done, you’ll find that your home is fresh and appealing, ready for buyers to come in and fall in love.
Want to Learn More?
Remote home staging is one of the best options for anyone looking to sell their home right now. It’s understandable to have some questions about the process, though, and we’re here to help.
Contact us to learn more about your options or set up a phone call to see what we can do with your home.