Can Staging Your Home Increase The Value While Selling?

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Real Estate Sales Representative with RE/MAX Real Estate Group

Home staging is one of those subjects that people often feel a little bit intimidated by. There are a number of factors that are involved in good home staging but it does not need to be a complicated issue.

We caught up with Tori of Ross Designs. She is an expert in home staging and has a wealth of experience that can turn your home selling experience into a quick and lucrative home sale experience.

Whether you plan to do your own home staging or hire a professional to do it for you, here are a few commonly asked questions about this process with surprisingly easy answers:

What Exactly is "Home Staging?"

The process of staging is taking what you have (or, in some cases, bringing in new items) and presenting them in a way that shows off what you have as well as you possibly can.

In a way, home staging is about illusions. It's beyond decorating and cleaning. It's about perfecting the art of creating moods. Staging makes your house look bigger, brighter, cleaner, warmer, more loving and, most of all, it makes home buyers want to buy it.

Does My Entire Life Have to Be Disrupted for Home Staging?


No! Many people think home staging requires a lot of new furniture and artwork to be brought in and put in your home. In fact, most people already have what they need for a great home staging already in their home. They just need a little expertise to help guide them on how to position their assets.

It is also possible to easily live in the home while the staging process is in full swing. In fact, this is frequently part of the home staging challenge: making your home both staged appropriately and livable.The great news is that it can be done. Particularly when you hire a professional to help you with this process, you will find that the two really can coincide easily.

Is It a Good Investment to Invest Money in Staging a Home?


Absolutely! Many times staging is done after a home is generating little interest on the housing market. Some strategic staging is performed and it sells quickly thereafter. The fact of the matter is if you want to sell your home...and sell it quickly...staging makes all the difference.

Homes that are staged sell faster in a slow market and sell for more money in a hot market. There is simply no reason not to stage. The investment comes back to you in a sold house.

How Can I Find Someone to Stage My Home?

Tori of Ross Designs is one of Omaha's leading home staging companies. She can be reached at 402.490.3244.

Home staging is often overlooked in the home selling process. In fact, it can be one of the most important factors if you want to sell quickly and for top dollar. If you are in the market for selling your home, I suggest speaking with a professional home stager and see what they suggest. In the end, it may be the best move you could make.

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Lisa Walston
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I wish sellers in our area would be more receptive to investing in staging.

September 02, 2010 12:10 PM
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Krista Lombardi
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Fantastic - how you live in a house and how you sell it are two different things.  Not to mention that most sellers will want to capture multiple lifestyles and home staging does that.

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I always encourage my clients to take advantage of my staging skills.  It makes a huge difference in perception of space and helps buyers picture themselves in the home.

September 02, 2010 12:23 PM
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