Moore Home Staging and Design - More Showings, More Offers, More Quickly

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most common questions on our clients' minds

Is my house house worth being “professionally staged?”

Even spending a mere $100 for an initial report should net you thousands in return and speed of sale based upon statistical data. In the previous statistics, unless the house is under 50K this argument is invalid.

The housing market isn't too bad and my house will sell eventually…

You’re right. Every house will sell…it’s a matter of when and for how much. Even if your house sells quickly in a good market, it doesn’t mean it sold for the amount it would have sold for had it been professionally staged. Professionally staged homes sell on a conservative average for 6%+ more. If your home sold for 400K unstaged it probably would have sold for 425K staged.

Why does Home Staging boost the selling price of my home?

People shop with logic but they buy with emotion.
If your home is prepared and your buyer can immediately imagine living there, they are more likely to make an offer.
In a slow real estate market this is critical because you need to do something to motivate a buyer to make an offer. If the buyer is afraid someone else might buy their "dream home" they will take action. Otherwise, they'll feel no pressure to buy because there are lots of properties on the market and prices are dropping.
In a hot real estate market, home staging helps because if enough buyers are bidding on your home, the selling price goes up way past your asking price.

Most buyers can't look past unattractive or disorganized rooms or figure out how their furniture might look in an empty room.

Home staging creates the "dream home" environment for buyers so they don't have to use their own imagination and can immediately fall in love and say "this is home!"

Why can’t I just stage my own home?
Home sellers are usually incapable of successfully staging their own home. Why? Because our homes are like our children, we don’t always see all of its flaws. We’ve gotten used to the way it looks and in fact it is difficult emotionally to change it. If you can’t view something objectively then you are unable to market and package it effectively. Not to mention most home sellers don't "stage" homes everyday for a living.  That’s what professionals are for and that is where the greatest returns come in.

Can’t homebuyers use their imagination and look past the décor?

Only a mere 10% of homebuyers can actually visualize the potential of a home. This is why having a vacant home professionally staged is so important. Buyers cannot visualize size and scale so furniture helps to give them a frame of reference.

How do I prepare for a Home Stager's visit?

Moore Home Staging can look past your clutter and any other problems. Some people like to clean up before their cleaning lady arrives, like dressing for company! Don't fall into that trap. It wastes your time and causes undue stress. You do not need to prepare for a home stager's visit.
However, if you think some of your rooms may need to be repainted it would be best to replace any burned out light bulbs and increase the wattage of bulbs where possible before our visit. That's because it's best to choose paint colors in the proper light.

Should I contact a MHS before I call real estate agents?
If your real estate agent is willing to reevaluate the price they recommend listing your home at after the home stager has finished transforming your home, you can see the home stager after you've hired your real estate agent.
On the other hand, having your home completely staged before having a few agents in to evaluate your home and make list price recommendations, will allow them all to see your home in the "best light"!

If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to ask Tracy. Just call or email and she'll get back to you ASAP.  Thanks for reading!