5 Tips for Home Staging Success
We all want our home staging jobs to go smoothly and create the outcome we expect: A beautifully staged home that will encourage multiple buyers to make offers over asking, as soon as the house hits the market.
Here’s 5 tips for home staging success when working with Moving Mountains Design.
- Make sure the house has been professionally cleaned. Schedule the cleaning crew to come in BEFORE staging. We won’t put our beautiful designer area rugs down on a dirty floor. We don’t want people tracking construction dust and dirt on to our rugs. We don’t want dust settling on the staging furniture before your first open house. Also, when we stage, we set pillows and accessories just so, so they look best for the photographer. Cleaning crews don’t have that attention to detail and often rearrange accessories and pillows.
- Make sure all construction work (paint, repairs, light fixtures, etc.) has been completed both inside and outside the home. If there are workers in the house when we arrive to stage, we will leave. We don’t want to take a chance getting fresh paint on staging furniture, or having the plumber using our staging display towels. This leads to damage charges for the client, and no one wants that to happen. Also, ongoing construction work slows us down, preventing us from completing the staging in a timely manner.
- Make sure we have access to the house! I can’t tell you how many times we’ve showed up for staging, only to find an empty lockbox. Make sure we have the correct gate code and that we can open the garage door.
- Make sure all stakeholders (agents, clients, photographer, contractor, etc.) are on the same page. If there are multiple parties involved, make sure everyone understands the schedule and what is going to be happening on staging day. If the photographer is scheduled for the same day as staging, let us know so we can adjust our schedule. Communication is key.
- Make sure we know any specific requests a couple of days before staging. If you want one of the bedrooms to be staged as an office, let us know before we load the truck. If the client is a Vegan and doesn’t want us to use any animal products (leather, for instance) let us know. We want everyone to be happy with our staging and we don’t want to have to make multiple trips to a job site.
At Moving Mountains Design we really, really, really want the REALTORs that recommend us to be thrilled with our services. We all want our staging jobs to go smoothly and create the outcome we all expect: A beautifully staged home that will encourage multiple buyers to make offers over asking, as soon as the house hits the market.
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