Q1: WHAT IS HOME STAGING?
A: Home Staging is a proven sales technique that focuses on presenting a property to its best so that it is sold quicker and at a higher price. It aims to make a property appeal to the highest number of potential buyers, helping the viewers to envision themselves living at the property and embracing the lifestyle on offer.
Home Staging allows you to market your home by maximising your home’s potential.
Q2: WHY SHOULD I STAGE AN EMPTY HOUSE? DOESN'T THE HOUSE LOOK BIGGER WHEN THE ROOMS ARE EMPTY?
A: Staging an empty home helps to define the space for viewers. Each room has a purpose, and staging helps to clearly identify this to potential buyers. Empty rooms actually tend to look smaller, and can leave buyers questioning whether or not their own furniture will fit in these rooms. Watch this video to see how staging can transform your vacant home to a sold home.
Q3: HOW MUCH DOES HOME STAGING COST?
A: It varies depending on the how much or how little your home requires. A comprehensive consultation starts at £150. For more information on the services available, as well as pricing please get in touch.
Q4: MY ESTATE AGENT SAYS THEY CAN DO THE STAGING, SO WHY SHOULD I SPEND ANY MORE MONEY?
A: If your agent is a qualified home stager that includes this service as a part of their fees, there may not be a need to hire an outside stager. However your agent is busy listing and marketing your home, which is why most agents choose to work with a qualified home stager, in order to allow each professional to focus on their areas of expertise.
Q5: HOW DO I CHOOSE A HOMESTAGER?
A: Well, if you’re looking at this site, it’s safe to say you already found your Home Staging Professional! But if you’re still not sure, research your local stagers. Check out their portfolio and reviews. If you have hired an agent, ask if they have a home stager that they prefer to work with. Most stagers offer similar pricing, and you should never base your decision on price. Remember that Home Staging is an investment, and saving a few pounds could mean several thousand on the return of your home. Things to look for from your home staging company:
Are they fully insured and qualified?
What training have they received? Do they continue to update their skills to stay current with trends and techniques for marketing your home?
Are they affiliated with a trade association, such as the HSA?
How long have they been in business?
What experience do they have in similar homes to yours?
Q6: DO YOU HAVE TRADES & SUPPLIERS THAT YOU CAN SUGGEST?
A: We have found top professionals in your area to assist you with your needs in getting your property “sell-ready”. We have project managed many successful restorations and will ensure you get the best results.
Q7 : VIRTUAL STAGING - WHICH UK AREAS ARE COVERED BY THE HOME STYLING COMPANY VIRTUAL STAGING?
A: We cover all UK counties including, Rutland, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Staffordshire. All we need are original high definition photos of the empty rooms.
Q8 : Covid 19 - WHAT IF THERE ARE NO SHOW HOME VISITS ALLOWED?
A: Our policy includes a suspension of fees clause, which means you will not be charged any fees for any rental or service which is affected by a suspension of visits to show-homes, ie no visits no fees.
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Q9 : Why do estate agents like Fine & Country, Savills and Knight Frank use Home Staging & Home Styling?
A: For empty properties or properties in need of some help in the presentation department then Home Staging is proven to provide significant benefits in the speed and value of property sales. Selling a poorly presented home is like selling a car without giving it a wash and hoover. You can choose to do this for a car and accept that it will impact on the price which may not be significant but for a house it could well add up to £10,000’s.
Q10 : Who do agents like Fine and Country, Savills and Knight Frank use to prepare their Home Styling and Home Staging?
A: These national agents use various Home Staging specialist companies, like The Home Styling Company. These specialists offer a professional, quick and handsfree service. The service can be a simple Style and Shoot day or also include furniture rental, accessories and everything you can imagine down to knives and forks and salt and pepper.