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What is Home Staging?

Home Staging is Marketing! Your property becomes a product like any other product, making it as possible as marketable to your target demographic. Home staging is the process of preparing and decorating a house or condo for sale or a property for rent. If you are about to sell or rent your property, you want to do it quickly and for the maximum profit as possible. Is all about transforming your property to appeal to the maximum potential of buyers, right away when they see the photos and/or walk through your door.  A well-staged home maximizes properties strengths and disguise its weaknesses. It creates stunning, inviting, warm and functional spaces where buyers or renters can envision themselves living in each space. It creates an emotional and positive buying process increasing buyers interest and value of perception. It allows you to justify the over asking price. Staging avoids clutter or overly personalized décor and neutralizes spaces to appeal to the maximum of potential buyer/renters.  In other words its setting up the property to make people fall in love with it and spend more $$$ to purchase it.

What is virtual staging?

Virtual staging is the process of staging a property in a remote digital way. We will connect via video with the client (zoom, whatsApp, Facebook, etc)  and do a virtual tour of the property via video. Then, the process will follow as the we normally provide it.   

Is home staging worth the cost?

Absolutely yes! Staging is a proven process that dirves the sale price up, even over the original asking price. Staging is an investment it will provide the best Return on Investment in a very short time. On average, sellers get the money back and more!  There are no sellers who have staged their properties with a certified stager and lost their money. You’re not just getting your money back, you’re making money on the sale of your home thanks to home staging! The outcome is straightforward: Staging creates mass appeal, you will incite the best 1st impression, which in turn will sell faster and you will maximize your selling price. Think of it as loaning out some money and receiving it back with interest in a very short time! According to National Association of Realtors (NARS), for every $100 invested in staging, the potential return is $400.

Can you stage a house that is still occupied?

Yes, home staging can be done while you still live in the property or when the home is vacant. For an occupied home, the home stager will clear out clutter, rearrange furniture, and bring in decor and furniture as needed to create stunning, inviting, warm and functional environments. The purpose is to neutralize and redecorate spaces to create mass appeal. This will create and emotional and positive experience allowing buyers to visualize themselves living in the property and be more likely to buy it right away.  Normally occupied homes have too much personal décor, that it makes difficult for a potential buyer to visualize themselves living in the space. The way we live in our home is not the way we market our home.

Why should I spend money on a house I am selling?

The staging process helps to ensure you don’t lose money and it will allow you to sell your house faster and above the asking price. The money that you are spending isan investment giving you interest ina very short time, the best Return on Investment. Studies have shown that when sellers stage their properties, their return is an average of 6 – 30% more than they would have gotten if they hadn’t staged. If you don’t spend money, normally buyers tend to reduce the price by thousands. Investing in staging will secure the equity in your home and will not give buyers the opportunity to try and reduce your asking price.

Should I stage before listing?

Yes, ideally you will like to stage before your home goes on the market, as properties are considered “hot” within the first 2 weeks of listing.  The longer your house sits on the market, the more likely your asking price will be reduced. It may also prevent you from shopping for your new home. However, if your home is already on the market, staging will decrease any additional time it could end up sitting on the market. Staging your house with us will cost much less than a price reduction.

How much can Home staging cost?

The price for home staging depends on the number of rooms that needs to be staged; as well as the number of repairs, furniture and décor pieces we need to bring in. Every home is unique and custom. Whether it is one room or 12 rooms, there is no project that is too big or too small. Most importantly, don’t forget that home staging is not a cost, it is an investment and it will cost less than reducing your price of your property.  Occupied homes typically cost less to stage as they are already furnished, and can require less time and resources than staging an empty house. According to National Association of Realtors (NARS), for every $100 invested in staging, the potential return is $400.

Why should I hire a Certified Home Stager?

There are no sellers who have staged their properties with a certified stager and lost their money. Having a well-staged property will attract more potential buyers willing to pay asking or bid over asking. If you don’t stage, you are lost in the crowd and are taking the risk of lowering your price to get some activity. When it comes to preparing your home to sell, it is hard to be objective when you are surrounded by personal items and furniture that you’ve come to love. The way we live in our home is not how we market our home. We need to ensure that buyers can see past your belongings and envision themselves living happily in your home. We appeal to the maximum of potential buyers. The National Association of Realtors survey found that the longer a property stays on the market, the further the price of the property drops. This means that homes that stayed on the market for 13-24 weeks sold approximately for 6.4% less than the originally listed price, while those that stayed on the market for 4-6 weeks sold for 5% less than the originally listed price. Although it’s clear that staging yields considerable returns, most sellers don’t understand or perceive the huge benefits that staging offers during the selling process.

How is Milagro Interiors different form other staging services?

Our reputation is built on reliability, high-quality performance and creativity. We treat our clients like family and we create solution based and cost-efficient projects that will bring the maximum profit. We have unique décor pieces and will make the process as enjoyable and positive possible. All our clients are always satisfied and have recommended us, and also stated they would use our services again, as they know that they can count on us and that we will always work on their best of their interest. Our team will make sure that every space is well-staged, maximizing its strengths and disguising its weaknesses. We will create a dream home for your potential buyers.

Is it worth spending for professional photos?

Absolutely yes! 90% of buyers first shop digitally before visiting a property. If your photos don’t stand out, you will most probably loose potential buyers. Professional and stunning photos will be more appealing and attract more traffic and more showings. At Milagro Interiors, we go the extra step to deliver high-quality, professional and outstanding photos!

What is Home Styling?

Home Styling is artfully rearranging and creatively utilizing your existing furnishings, artwork and accessories to transform  your home into a stylish living space which reflects YOUR personal style and taste.

What is a consultation?

In a consultation we develop a detailed written report for you to execute. It provides an extensive assessment of your property using our proven methods to maximize your profit if you are selling or to help bring positive energy or function into the spaces you live in.

What does home styling fees include?

Home styling includes the following:

 

• space planning & design

• personal shopping and sourcing furniture, lighting, artwork

• selections of materials/colour

• coordination with contractors, architects and trades

How does Home Styling help me?

Having help to style your home can help avoid costly mistakes. The advantages of using a designer rather than a contractor is that designers combine both style and functionality to ensure a successful outcome. Professional stylists use an assessment system that helps to assess what colours fabrics, textures, shapes, and colours resonate with you. A space can be created that’s entirely unique to your personality and lifestyle.

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