Home Staging now for sale in the future - a new trend

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Home Stager with Home Staging Montreal (HSM)

I admit to being delinquent about writing a blog...Somehow, life always gets in the way LOL.

But I have been thinking about new markets and have noticed a new and exciting trend in the last six months; I am approached on a regular basis by people who are THINKING of selling in the next year or two.  They are typically a Baby boomer generation - in their 50s, the kids left or are about to leave the house and they are considering a different lifestyle.  Not wanting to take care of a big house, these couples are looking into other options - such as condo living to allow them to pursue other interests.

On the other hand, they want to get the MOST out of their property when they will be ready to sell.  They understand Home Staging and its benefits.  As most houses need at least some renovations and possibly a new coat of paint, they approach me for advice.  Their philosophy is that if they will be doing improvements on their home, they might as well invest their money wisely and apply the Home Staging principles, so they won't need to redo it a second time when the house goes on the market.

So they ask me to help them decide which renovations and repairs are the most important for the sale, what colors to choose and how to make their home ready for the market.  As they will continue living in their home for several more months or possible a year or two, we need to prioritize, budget and accomodate their living requirements.  So some things will be done immediately and some others just before they are ready to sell but these forward thinking clients will know exactly where they stand. 

I love working with them as they are open minded and there is less pressure to get everything done very quickly on a very tight budget, as is usuallly the case in our field.

I look forward to hearing from you on whether you see this happening in your area as well. 

 

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Sveta,

I just used my first home stager; I get to see the results tomorrow.

April 10, 2010 06:48 PM
Rainmaker
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Cathy Lee
ASP, IAHSP, RESA Danville, CA
CL Design Services Home Staging

Yes, I have had several consults just this year with 50 plus couples who will be getting ready to move in the 2-3 years and want to know the best ROI improvements. It is so wise for them to get professional advise and get started early-also enjoy the improvements a little before leaving.   

April 10, 2010 10:45 PM
Rainmaker
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Wanda Richards
Shows Great Home Staging
Shows Great Home Staging and Web Solutions

Great information.  I think as the market has changed, homeowners now realize that it takes a plan and careful preparation to get their home ready for the market.  The wise ones start this process early.

April 11, 2010 05:17 AM
Rainmaker
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Karen Otto
Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes
Home Star Staging

I love pro active sellers who don't wait until the last minute to do everything and become overwhelmed Sveta. They can pace themselves and set their priorities over time.  I have met a group who focuses on Senior move management as well and am starting to do presentations at retirement communities to prospective buyers (my first one will be later this month).  I believe this is a great group, often times motivated to downsize, to market staging services too.

April 12, 2010 08:07 AM
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Sveta Melchuk
www.home-staging-montreal.com
Home Staging Montreal (HSM)

Wow, I see this blog was appropriate and am happy to see we are moving forward and finding new niches.  I am thrilled to hear all of the ladies (and an occasional gentleman LOL) across North America.  Finally something positive, as it means we are becoming better recognized and valued by consumers.  Now if only the realtors could follow suit!  LOL   Hopefully it will come as well...

April 15, 2010 09:33 PM
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