home staging

Getting a home ready for sale is exciting as it means you’re one step closer to moving into a new property and embracing the opportunities that come with it. When maximizing a home’s value for walk-throughs by potential buyers, home staging can take your interior to the next level and increase its value.

I’m excited to show you the before and after home staging photos for 180 Hawker Road in Maple we just sold.

Why is Home Staging Important?

While it might be tempting to ignore staging, the decorating process presents your property in the best light possible to attract potential buyers. It can speed up a sale, thus increasing the property value.

Successful staging involves making sure the home’s best features are the stars of the room. It could be a beautiful fireplace, large kitchen island, or modern hardwood floors, to name just a few examples.

What a Difference Home Staging Makes

Staging a house can provide a subtle change, or it can be a complete transformation like this cozy home shown below.

Here’s the living room before and after staging:

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Cluttered living space with outdated wallpaper. It has great bones but benefited from some design help.

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At about 1400 square feet, this property had a well-functioning floor plan. The 30-foot lot had been kept up well, from its 3 bedrooms to the finished basement with rec room, shown above, and 3-piece bath.

To maximize the sale price, we presented the home at its best. When it looks clean, it’s more attractive to buyers as there’s less work to do upon move-in and they can visualize themselves living there.

The home was painted in only two days, professionally cleaned, then staged and photographed for listing the same day. Home staging doesn’t take long, especially with a pro like Sandra from Fab Places and Neat Spaces at the helm.

Let’s look at how staging improved the main bedroom. Below is the “before” photo:

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While it’s nice and clean, the plain space does nothing to help showcase the size of the room.

And here is the same room after the staging! What a difference:

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Wow, you wouldn’t know it was the same room, right? It feels like a luxurious bedroom.

And here is the twin girls’ bedroom, before and after:

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The great floor and open space just need a few accents to take it up a notch!

 The after photo is incredible!

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Some artwork and a nice bedspread help this bedroom really come together.

Home staging is an affordable service too. Let’s talk costs. It was $2,680 for staging (rentals of furniture, art, and other décor accents), $2,000 for painting, and $250 for cleaning.

You’ll get those costs back when it comes to the sale. A complete transformation with the staging, painting, and cleaning. This home sold quickly; it was only on the market for 9 days and sold for $35,000 over asking!

Another important part of the staging process is decluttering to make the rooms look their best, no matter what house we’re talking about. After that, consider painting the walls a neutral color; that’s what we did to freshen up the Hawker Road entranceway.

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A new coat of paint in a more neutral color can do wonders for this dated entrance way.

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… And for the stairway too.

An off-white paint color and charming décor breathe new life into the Hawker Road living space:

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A professional stager works with you to create a welcoming atmosphere to help sell your home.

What to Expect when Home Staging

As you can see, home staging takes only days and the investment you make in the staging process is money you can recoup in the selling costs, making the activity well worth it. Staging, painting and cleaning all add immense value to a property.

I’m happy to show you how staging can enhance the property you’re selling too! Call me to schedule a time to meet and we’ll get the most value for your home.