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Should I hire a home stager before or after my house is on the market?

Before the house is on the market
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After the house is on the market
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Question: Should I hire a home stager before or after my house is on the market?
Top Answer (89% of 246 votes): Before the house is on the market.

Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: Most homeowners like the way their homes look and forget that when we stage it needs to look like a home that anyone could live in and not just them. When we stage we clean the slate as much as possible at their home so that the prospective buyer can visualize their selves living there. Most personal items are put away and a fresh approach to the look of their home is brought in with new decor and sometimes furnishing by the staging designer and crew.
Urban Mountain Interiors
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: Hiring a certified stager before putting your house in the market will help you sell at higher price in the shortest amount of time and that is our specialty!
Sheida Rezazadeh,Keller Williams R.E. Services, DRE#0192560
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: Depends on the home. Staging always helps
Premiere Plus Realty Co
ProMatcher
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: I typically offer these services free of charge!
Remax Platinum
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: EDIT5 design recommends that you stage your home prior to putting it on the market and before taking your listing photos. However, staging consultations and services can be done at any time. Staging fees are always less than your first price reduction - you only have one chance to make a first great impression!
EDIT5 design
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: It's already been proven that staging your house it will sell for a higher asking and faster.
A+ Realty and Construction LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: You should always try to have your house staged before it goes on the market. A staged home will almost always sell faster and for more money than an un-staged home. When you are ready to sell, hire a certified professional home stager that can create a beautiful space and give you "model home" looking photos so you look good online first before they come take a tour.
Five Star Staging's
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: Statistics from the National Association of Realtors and also from studies conducted by the Real Estate Staging Association consistently show that staging a home prior to going on the market is most effective in helping a home to sell quickly and for the best price.
1st Impressions Design
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: Sellers only have one opportunity to make a lasting impact and valid impression upon the investigating buyers. Having you home in it's best condition for showing is a critical element for your success.
eXp Realty/The Escalante Group
ProMatcher
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: You can explore virtual staging or hire a stager. However, an agent with a good eye can assist you with the staging of your home. I am a practicing artist and have done some interior design. So if you need assistance with color, theme and balance or even just de-cluttering I have a team of professionals I can consult as well as assist myself.
Diane J. Malagreca
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: Staging your home before you put it on the market ensures that you are taking the steps for a return on your investment.
Unique Finds & Designs
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: The most important time to impact your home sale is the preparation of your home BEFORE it hits the market. Every element of your home should be evaluated by an objective professional and advise you of the steps to take to position your home for a quick sale at top dollar.
Design Refresh Stage, LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: Most buyers shop for homes online before they visit so having your home staged for photos and for showing creates the best image to entice the buyer to visit the home. A beautifully staged home stands out from the competition. Statistically, homes that have been professionally staged sell 50% faster and for 8-10% more!
The Design Image
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: Not every house will require staging. It’s aleays best if your realtor suggests it to have it done prior to listing. You would want to display it with quality photos.
ProStead Realty
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: Many home owners are biased regarding their own home and don't have a pair of "fresh eyes' to determine first impressions and what a buyer will see when they enter the house. Working with a professional stager will afford you with an unbiased view of items that need to be removed and repairs and improvements that will make your home appeal to most buyers. Over 90% of buyers look online first - so that first impression has to be positive and welcoming for them to move forward to schedule a showing of your home
Dramatix Decor, Inc.
ProMatcher
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: Most home buyers are looking first on line. You need the very best photos of the home curbside to fence line to draw a shopper into a showing. Remember the old adage “you never get a second chance to make a good first impression”
Stage Right
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: Before you decide to put your house on the market a home staging expert can help you evaluate whether you need to do a full or partial move. This information is critical to budgeting.
Poppin' Properties
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: As part of the service that I offer to my Sellers, I am able to offer many suggestions on how to stage your home yourself. You only get one chance to make a good first impression. Many times it is just de-cluttering/un-personalizing your home so that the potential buyers can get a visual of their personal belongings in your home. If your storage/closet space is minimal, remove items so that they appear to be larger. Make sure that your home is clean. Even if it is somewhat dated, clean goes a long way. Bathrooms and kitchens seem to get the most scrutiny from buyers, as these rooms are the most costly to update. Make sure bath tubs, sinks, and toilets are clean. Replace any missing/discolored caulk/grout. Purchase an inexpensive shower curtain/rug. Make sure kitchen sinks are clean with fresh caulk. If any faucet are leaking, repair them. Declutter counter tops and leave just a few staging items. (i.e. a candle, fresh towel...). Create a welcoming entrance at the doorway before they enter your home with seasonal appropriate items (a few small pots of flowers, holiday decor, etc.). Make sure your home is free of smoke and pet odors. In the event that the home needs a considerable amount of work to get it ready to sell, I would suggest having a stager come in prior to listing it. Again....you only get one chance to make a good, first impression. You want to have the best pictures possible on the MLS and have your home looking its best as soon as it hits the market.
Real Living Kee Realty
ProMatcher
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: In most home selling situations, a home shows better with furniture. Staring at a ceiling, floor and four empty walls make it hard for buyers to visualize their own belongings in the home. If buyers can't picture themselves living there, they are not likely to buy it. Home staging can mean the difference between a sold or expired listing. Staging often brings a higher price for the home; some stagers estimate sellers make seven to 10% more when a home is staged. It doesn't really cost to stage, it pays. Staging a living room, as with any other room in the house, is done to evoke emotions because buyers need to fall in love with the home. They buy on emotion, not logic.
Louisiana Direct Home Buyers, LLC
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: I believe staging a home will increase the viewings and selling property
Hudson Real Estate
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: It's very important to receive advice BEFORE your house is on the market so that once it is, you will get the best response from prospective buyers!
A Goode Start Decorating & Home Staging
ProMatcher
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: Youll want your home to be staged for the photos that will be used to market your house
Hometown realty
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: Staging before the house is listed saves valuable time. Don't wait until the listing is "stale"--first impressions are what matter most.
Seneca Home Staging
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: Staging, in my opinion, should always be done tastefully and prior to pictures and marketing the home.
Ron Rodgers- Ryan Real Estate
ProMatcher
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: You want your home to look updated/fresh and ready to shine before it hits the MLS. Buyers spend 60% of their time shopping online. You want your home to make their must see list.
Tailored for You Interiors, LLC
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: You never get a second chance to make a first impression and with today's buyers searching online to see photos of your home, you want to make sure that your home is ready for photos and for showings. I specialize in preparing your home for sale. Call me and I can tell you who is buying, what they are looking for and a list of what you can do to your home to get the best return on investment and sell quickly for the most money.
First Sight Staging
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: Hiring a home stager before it goes on the market will ensure you have the best pictures possible and the maximum number of people looking at your home. Photos play a major role in getting people to come to see your home in person, and if the photos aren't the best photos people won't even come to see your house therefore eliminating it from their list.
Decorate and Company
ProMatcher
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: You want your house ready to be shown and ready prior to being on the market so potential buyers see it staged not vacant.
Coldwell Banker residential Brokerage
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: Homes staged before listing sell 90% faster than homes that are not staged before listing.
Simply Divine Staging & Design
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: That way the pictures will be of the staged home.
RE/MAX Realty Group
ProMatcher
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: It is better to hire a stager prior to listing your home so that it will be show ready from the first moment it gets on the listing service. It also means that realtors often bring a series of other realtors to look at their new listings and those people will see your home at its best and hopefully recommend a showing to their clients. It is possible to stage after the home has been listed and if that is done I strongly recommend that you take the home off the market for a few days and then re-launch it as a new listing to get maximum exposure. So the simple answer to the question is you can do either , before or after but it is better to stage before you go on the market.
Perfect Match Homes
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: You want to make a good first impression when your home hits the market
Keller Williams
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: You only have 1 time to make that first impression with the buyer. You want to make sure that your home is as perfect as you can get it . You job, as the seller is to WOW the buyer and make them feel good to come home to their beautiful home
Myra Strickland Real Estate at KW
ProMatcher
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: The first impression, as part of my service I hire a interior decorator to come out and advise you on staging your home, like removal of furniture, painting a room a different color. This is a huge help to help a house sale faster.
Home 2 Home Services, Inc.
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: Most good agents will provide a 1 - 2 hour consultation with a stager as part of their listing package. You may want to actually hire the stager yourself to do the work and bring the materials, that's up to you! But take advantage of the good advise, no matter what!
Rodeo Realty
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: Before the house is on the market, it should be staged so the house shows great from the beginning.
Rinehart Realty
ProMatcher
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: If you stage your home before you list it, the first images a potential buyer will see will be the staged home. The desire for the home will be higher at first sight.
Dragonfly Home Designs
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: You only get one chance to make a great first impression. By staging before you go on the market you will get better pictures for the on line listing which in turn will draw in more potential buyers who want to see it in person. Additionally, you will be better prepared for buyers to have a positive walk-through experience.
The Welcome Home: Interior Design Solutions
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: You should hire a home stager before your home is on the market. Most people who are looking to buy homes start their search online. Homes that are staged look more appealing to the eye when looking on the internet.
Home To Home Staging
ProMatcher
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: It may help to sell a home in some cases but not neccesary. And I say only if really needed and the Seller is agreeable to do so.
Re/Max Elite Realty
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: Although the actual condition of your home is more important that the visual, buyers first impression of the your home is the one that encourages them to find out more about it.
Askew Realty
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: You want the staging to be done and ready before your first showing is scheduled.
Cutler Real Estate
ProMatcher
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: I need at least 6 photos for your home to go active on the mls and we may have activity as soon as it is listed so you wouldn't want those people to view the house without it being staged if that is the rout you are taking...
Coldwell Banker
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: You want top quality pictures of your home when you put it on the market and first impressions are priceless.
StagersRUs
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: Home staging is an essential component in the real estate sales process. In this tech savvy world, buyers choose to preview homes online before contacting a real estate agent. It is not enough to clear your counters and clean-up the home. Only 10% of home buyers can visualize the potential of a home. You do not want the advantages of your home overlooked and left up to the buyer’s imagination. It has been proven that professionally staged homes invite more offers which lead to a more competitive sale price.
Simply Elegant Interiors
ProMatcher
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: It is recommended to show your in the best possible light from the very first picture.
Michael Odeh, Realtor
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: Most home buyers start with Internet searches when looking for a home. Beautiful pictures make them want to take the next step of viewing the home.
Home Styling by Denise
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: Depending on your conditions, best to do once your ready to list the home for market. Either way is fine, but coordinate with your realtor when they are going to do the photos of your home for the websites and flyers. So it's staged up front.
S.O.C.
ProMatcher
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: The first two weeks on the market are the most important and where you should see the most traffic (Assuming you priced it correctly). Furthermore, over 90% of buyers start their shopping online. The professional pictures should be taken with staging already in the home or you risk them just clicking past it until they find a prettier picture.
Keller Williams Metro Center
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: Staging Sells Homes FASTER & Saves THOUSANDS Over COSTLY PRICE REDUCTIONS!
ESSENTIAL AMBIANCE DESIGN
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: Online photos are KEY in this technology age. Buyers will view online PRIOR to making an appt to tour a home. Staging correctly will highlight the benefits and strengths of the home though proper design and effective photography. If the online photos are not Top Notch, they most likely, will not make that appt.
Stagecoach LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: It's best to have your home in show-ready condition before your first interested buyer shows up.
ERA Brokers Consolidated
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: The time to call a Home Stager is not ideal if the house has already been siting on the market for a while. Stage first, then sell quickly.
Get it SOLD Home Staging
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: Always before! That first week on the market and all of the online photos are really priceless. Make sure you make the absolutely best first impression and get the most out of your staging bucks! That said, it is never too late to improve and make a great impression on the next potential buyer that walks in your home.
Decorator For Hire
ProMatcher
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: To avoid possible price reductions after listing your property, it's always best to hire a home stager prior to listing to ensure your house shows at its absolute best from the beginning. Buyers make a decision on if they like a home within the first 7 second of entering the door.
Linen & Twine Home Staging
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: You always want to consider hiring a home stager prior to putting your house on the market. A home stager will help the homeowner to de-clutter the home and provide inexpensive ideas to create a well organized, soothing and comfortable place where the buyer can envision themselves living. Tasks such as adding or rearranging furniture, de-cluttering and neutralizing a space is all important to complete before the realtor takes photos and before a potential buyer sees the home.
susan chance designs
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: Hire BrendaHomeStaging before your house goes on the market, so that it shows well before you sell it. It will sell quicker with staging. Photos of your home will look better with staging. Stage it before an open house to show it's focal points and appeal to buyers.
BrendaHomeStaging
ProMatcher
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: It most cases a professional home stager is not necessary. We help our clients with ways to get their home show ready for the best outcome.
New World Realty
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: To help stage it, get the best LOOK for your home before potential clients see it.
Creative Re-Design & Décor, LLC (CRDD)
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: Your home should be staged and ready to show when it hits the market
Coldwell Banker
ProMatcher
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: A home stager can certainly make a big difference in getting a home sold faster and for more money.
EA Realty LLC
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: However it is not necessary to hire a home stager....this is a case by case basis.
Century 21 Affiliated
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: Be ready to WOW a potential buyer the day you go on the market.
RE/MAX Vista
ProMatcher
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: When you first place your home on the market, that is when you get the most action with buyers. It is important to put your best foot forward day one, to attract the highest offers in the shortest amount of time.
Ready? Set,...Sell! Home Staging & ReDesign
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: Make sure that you present your home well at every showing. A home that is professionally staged typically sells faster than one that is not.
Michelle Ford Design
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: Home staging brings top dollar for your house and sells it fast!
josie mosie and company
ProMatcher
Answer: After the house is on the market
Explanation: You list the home first and have your Realtor recommend the best home stager for your type of home. I've seen home stagers make disastrous changes to a listing that would fit the trend in other locations or other types of homes, but simply do not flow with the location and style of the home being sold. Realtors provide a plethora of information, from good movers, to good contractors, to good attorneys and yes, good stagers. Trust your Realtor to provide this information for you. If you do not trust your current Realtor / Agent to provide such vital information, then perhaps you should consider hiring a different Realtor (George L. Rosario).
Coldwell Banker Kueber, Rosario Shalomayev Team
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: I am experience Realtor
CSSCPSG-Judge:Vicente-B: Galindo
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: You want everything ready to go in pristine shape before your house is officially on the market.
Century 21 Mike Bowman, inc.
ProMatcher
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: Staging by a professional will create the most inviting home space for potential buyers to imagine themselves living there. Staging will help the photographs to be more appealing on the internet sites. You get much more back in the sales price of staging then you spend on the actual staging. Its a good investment in your largest investment, your home.
GYST* Solutions Get Your Stuff Together
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: First impressions are key. You want your house to hit the market with the best look possible.
Keller Williams Realty
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: Getting your home prepped for sale is so important! The first impression is the strongest, so presenting your home at it's finest will have buyers interested from the beginning of the listing.
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski of Century 21 New Millennium
ProMatcher
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: Houses sell faster if they have been staged by professional.
RE/MAX Executives
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: Over rated...not for average home
LandPro Real Estate, Inc.
Answer: Before the house is on the market
Explanation: A home stager should be hired prior to placing a home on the market. The reason being is for picture taking purposes. Buyers are visual so a home stager works great at 1st look. However you should consult with a realtor prior. Some realtors are able to stage your home at minimal cost.
Keller Williams Advantage III Realty
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