F.A.Q.s Let us answer some frequently asked questions about staging:
Why should I consider staging my property?
It pays to stage. Staged homes spend less time on the market, and they fetch a significantly higher selling price than non-staged homes. Here’s just some of the evidence experts have found:
The average investment in staging generates a return of 8-10% of the sales price, according to the National Association of Realtors.
Tests which compared identical staged and non-staged homes found that the non-staged homes spend an average of 102 days on the market, while the average staged home sold in just 45 days.
why should i stage my property in a seller's market?
You may have noticed that even in a sellers’ market, some homes sit empty and overlooked, while others are snapped up in bidding wars.
Studies show that home buyers decide whether or not they’ll consider buying a home within minutes of first walking inside. Realtors understand the importance of buyers’ first impressions. That’s why they turn to us for staging before putting the property on the market.
When viewing vacant homes, buyers often have a hard time perceiving the actual size of rooms, and envisioning the placement of furnishings. Vacant homes can look smaller. On the other hand, dated and/or cluttered furnishings can detract from a property’s positive features.
Staging a house well can help the buyer sell the property at top dollar, quickly. It pays to stage, even in a sellers’ market!
Can the cost of staging one's home be deducted from any gain on the sale of the home?
Yes! According to Consumer Reports, staging is considered to be an advertising expense. As such, staging costs can be subtracted from any gain on the home's sale!
How do I begin?
Contact Dream Home Staging and Design for an estimate. We will listen to your specific needs. Whether it's staging your entire property, or just parts of it, we will customize a solution that works for you.
How much does staging cost?
Cost varies depending upon the number of rooms to be staged, and the amount of staging and design work you select. We can work with the furnishings you already have, or we can provide all of the furniture and accessories. Another option is to use a combination of your furnishings with our inventory. We will email a cost estimate to you within 48 hours of your consultation with us. For more information about our services, please go to the services tab.
How involved do I have to be in the staging process?
Our job is to take this item off your list! We will be present throughout the staging process, including at the delivery and pick up of all rented furnishings. You do not have to be present at the time of staging and de-staging.
Why stage with the "Dream Team"?
Our clients dubbed us "the dream team" because we’ve helped them maximize their profits. Our design professionals present their property in the most attractive way possible. Some buyers have been so enthusiastic about the way our homes are staged, that they have offered to buy our staged furnishings along with the house!
Do you work with a particular style of house or condo?
We work with homes of various styles: traditional, mid-century, transitional, or modern. Whatever the style of the home, we will highlight the inherent charm of your property.
What sets our staged homes apart from other staged homes?
Inspired by the principles of harmony and balance, we work mindfully to maximize the appeal of your property.
We create beautiful environments which evoke feelings of relaxation and well-being: the most coveted characteristics of home ownership.
Our work is not about filling rooms with furniture in order to sell houses. It’s about transforming a property into a place one would want to call home.
Does your work appeal to the increasingly diverse pool of home buyers?
Our team itself is culturally diverse. We apply the best of both Eastern and Western aesthetics to create beautifully staged homes that will appeal to today’s buyer.
WHAT KIND FURNISHINGS DO YOU USE?
Our furnishings come from a design center which continually up-dates its inventory. We have access to high quality, stylish furniture. This enables us to select furnishings appropriate to homes ranging in architectural style from traditional to contemporary.