Cole House Design, a home staging and interior redesign company located in Georgetown, Ontario, recently received a promo for a Feng Shui company who also does home staging. Near the end of the email I was surprised to see they offer a "guarantee" on their work. Here's a portion of the email:
"Applying the principles of Feng Shui to sell your home will increase your selling price and reduce the time your home stays on the market. When the Feng Shui is done correctly, your home will sell within 30 days of its listing, guaranteed."
I will be honest, Cole House Design does not offer this sort of guarantee. However...
I DO GUARANTEE that we offer professional home staging service, knowledgeable advice, and that our customer service is second to none!
And based on the homes we staged in 2008, all of our client's properties sold within an average of 23 days on the market!
I have never heard of "guaranteed to sell in 30 days" home staging. Statistics prove that staged homes sell faster and for more money, but no one has ever claimed that staging will guarantee a sale in 30 days or less (especially in today's current real estate market).
Home sales are based on three factors: condition, location and price.
If Cole House Design improves the condition of the property through home staging, and the location is good, but the price is astronomical for the neighbourhood...then I would not want to be blamed for the house not selling.
My question is - do any home stagers offer a guarantee or something similar on the work they do?
Thanks for reading!
Nicole Hurst - (President)
(Cole House Design is a professional home staging and interior decorating firm serving the Halton and Peel Regions of Ontario including Georgetown, Mississauga, Milton, Brampton, and Oakville.)