Due to the popularity of HGTV, today's home buyers are more informed than ever and are not willing to compromise on one of the most important investments of their lifetime.
If your home does not appear well maintained and updated, a prospective buyer will walk away and you've now helped to sell the home down the street. We are experts in preparing homes for a successful sale. We have helped many home sellers receive multiple offers - some netting over $25K more in their pocket at closing than expected!
HOME STAGING FAQ'S...
What is professional staging?
Home Staging prepares a home to sell through services provided by a professional home stager who specializes in the art of decluttering and design neutrality. A professional home stager is equipped with the skills, tools and the know-how to accentuate a home's most desirable features while distracting from its flaws.
How much does it cost?
The cost of staging is low compared to the potential return on investment. For only $250 you will be provided with a detailed list of things you can do that will help your home sell in a shorter amount of time and for more money.
The housing market is good, so why do I need to stage?
A house that sells quickly may not have sold for its maximum price , especially if it was not staged properly. On average homes staged by HSR Certified professional stagers sell for 10% more in a good market. (Click here for the Latest Home Staging Statistics).
Why can't I just stage my own home?
It is difficult for a home seller to see their home objectively. Homes are a very personal reflection of ourselves and our families and hold many memories, which doesn't allow us to see its flaws in a way others might see them. Not seeing your home in an objective light will not enable you to market it properly nor will potential buyers be able to connect with it and imagine themselves living there. Just as a a doctor pays someone to work on his car, real estate agents and home sellers must rely on certified home stagers to stage homes for quick sale and for maximum profit.
Can't home buyers use their imagination and look past my decor or empty rooms?
When a potential buyer walks through your home and sees a "price eroding issue," such as dirty carpet, outdated counter tops, or bold paint colors (just to name a few) they subconsciously assign a dollar amount to the repair or replacement, which can often be inflated by as much as 50%. If they are already at the top of their budget this issue could be a deal breaker.
During our consultation walk and talk we will identify potential issues that may prohibit your home from showing at its full potential. Professional home stagers are trained in identifying and/or creating distractions from issues that might prevent buyers from connecting with the home.
This is also why having a vacant home professionally staged is so important. Buyers cannot visualize size and scale, so furniture helps to give them a frame of reference.
Staging your home BEFORE listing will SAVE you $ in the long run!
CHECK OUT THESE IMPRESSIVE STATISTICS ON THE BENEFITS OF HOME STAGING!
St. Marie Spaces Home Staging and Design is based out of Apple Valley, Minnesota, and serves Minneapolis, St. Paul and surrounding areas. St. Marie Spaces is one of most highly rated home staging and design companies in the area. Certified Home Stager and Owner, Kim St. Marie, has worked with many satisfied realtors and home sellers to help prepare homes for a quick and highly profitable sale. St. Marie Spaces also provides customized and professional design services to Twin Cities Metro area homeowners and has helped many overcome various decorating dilemmas and love living in their home.
ST. MARIE SPACES HOME STAGING & DESIGN is proud to be an HSR certified professional home staging and redesign company serving the Minneapolis, St. Paul, and surrounding areas, as well as Western Wisconsin. HSR was the first, and remains one of the only staging training courses accredited by the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA). RESA is the governing body for the home staging industry.