Let’s face it – not all of us are design geniuses. We may keep our homes spic and span, with everything in its place, but that place still might not show off its qualities to greatest advantage when it comes time for you to sell it.
We may know all the little things we need to do to make the inside of our homes more appealing to buyers, like getting rid of clutter and removing peculiarly personal mementoes or odd knicknacks, but we may still not have our home in ready-for-its-closeup condition.
In such cases, it makes sense to engage the services of a professional home stager. Home stagers are interior design specialists who focus on turning sellers’ homes into show pieces. They know the little tricks that turn a room from ho-hum to dazzling, where and how to place furniture to maximize the appearance of spaciousness, and the steps to take to downplay a home’s defects.
And in just about all cases, they can do it with the objects you already own.
What’s more, hiring a home stager can be an excellent investment. A survey conducted by the HomeGain website found that professional staging produced a $1,780 average boost in a home’s selling price, or a 586 percent return on investment.
Which means that if you can afford it, hiring a professional stager can result not only in a faster sale of your home, but also a more profitable one. The Philadelphia area has many talented, knowledgeable home stagers to choose from.