Busted! Don’t Believe These Home Staging Myths!

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The key to selling your home quickly and at the best price is to get your potential buyers to envision themselves living in your home rather than as a guest passing through. One of the easiest ways to get this done is by having an accredited staging professional (ASP) stage your home for a sale. This process includes decluttering and neutralizing your presence in the house.

Unfortunately, the benefits of home staging are questioned by doubters who’ve fallen for the numerous falsehoods and misconceptions that have come to be accepted as the truth. By falling prey to these false facts, as a seller, you jeopardize your chances of getting the price you want for the house you’re selling.

At Simple Elegance, we partner with our sellers to get top dollar for your listing in the quickest amount of time on the market by staging their houses to the lifestyle of the buyers. To do so, you need to steer clear of the many myths that exist, which is why we have debunked three of the most widely believed myths about home staging.

Myth 1: Staging is decorating.

Staging is NOT decorating or design. Decorating and design are personalizing. Staging is de-personalizing and preparing a hose for the unknown buyer. That is why it’s vital that you hire someone with training specifically on how to prepare a house for sale.

Myth 2: Staging costs too much.

Most buyers do not realize the cost of staging is always less than a price reduction. Staging is an investment in getting a house sold. We use only trained ASP stagers to work with a seller’s budget and time frame to accurately stage their house.  Also in most markets, a staging report detailing what needs to be done to stage the house for sale is less than the appraisal or home inspection.

Myth 3: I can just watch one of those shows and do it myself.

The shows on HGTV and similar channels give sellers the idea that they need to do something to their house to prepare it for sale, but sellers cannot truly be objective in a house they have been living in. They need a 3rd party independent opinion to get it correctly staged. Our ASP trained and certified stagers have the experience and ideas to help sellers get their house ready.  We honor our clients and work closely with their realtors to help get their house sold.

To help you get the best possible staging advice and service, reach out to the experts at Simple Elegance. Offering the best home staging, custom window treatment, and interior design services in Spring, TX, we guarantee that we will help meet your home window treatment, staging and interior design needs at an affordable price.

For a complete list of our services, please click here. If you have any questions about home staging or Simple Elegance, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us here.