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Home Staging: How Do I Choose the Right Home Stager?

You’re here, reading our article, which means you're probably considering putting your home on the market or you're ready to level up your property game. But selling a house is not just about advertising it on the market and waiting for potential buyers to show up. It's about showcasing the best aspects of your home and making it irresistible to buyers. That's where home staging comes in.





So, you may be asking, ’how do I choose the right home stager?’. Well, you're in the right place! Today, we're going to share insightful tips and tricks to help you make the right choice.


Experience Matters

Home staging is an art, and like any art, it requires time to perfect. An experienced home stager has honed their skills over the years, tackling a wide range of properties, styles, and unique challenges. They are more likely to understand your specific needs, foresee potential problems, and offer effective solutions. Check their experience by looking at their portfolio, years in the business, and the range of projects they've handled. Here at House of Arden we have successfully staged over 300 homes in the six years we’ve been operating. From one bedroom apartments to six bedroom mansions, any property can come with its hurdles, but we’ve always overcome any issues innovatively and effectively.


A Stellar Portfolio

A picture, as they say, is worth a thousand words. Reviewing the stager's portfolio gives you a visual understanding of their style, creativity, and the quality of their work. A great portfolio should exhibit a range of homes, from modest flats to luxurious mansions, all staged beautifully and creatively to enhance the property's value. Check out our brochure here.


Great Reviews and References

Word of mouth and online reviews are a gold mine of information. Look for reviews on their website, social media platforms, or estate agent’s recommendations. Reach out to previous clients or real estate agents they've worked with to get first-hand information about their experience, professionalism, and results. Our co-founder Sarah, has been in the property industry for over a decade, previously working for a local estate agency. During this time she has not only learnt exactly what potential buyers are looking for in a property, but has also built up a number of relationships with both vendors and other agents, and is well trusted within the industry, with several estate agencies across the region referring their vendors to her now for home staging services.


Outstanding Customer Service

The home stager you choose will play a significant role in the selling process of your property, so it's essential that they're responsive, communicative, and great to work with. A good home stager should be open to your ideas, receptive to your needs, and always ready to communicate about the progress and timeline of the project.


A Comprehensive Service Offering

Home staging can involve a range of activities, from decluttering and clearing, rearranging furniture, organising painting, decorating and new flooring to bringing in rented furniture, art, and accessories. Your ideal stager should provide a comprehensive range of services tailored to your specific needs. If your property needs a little TLC before the staging itself, we’d be happy to quote you for any of these additional services.


Transparent Pricing

The cost of home staging can vary greatly based on your location, the size of your home, and the specific services required. Ensure your potential stager provides a detailed proposal outlining all costs to avoid unpleasant surprises. Remember, though, while it's important to stay within your budget, the cheapest option may not always be the best. Consider the value the stager brings to the table in terms of potential ROI on your property sale. When it comes to pricing, House of Arden will always be transparent, we even put our prices on our website, which you won’t find with most staging companies.


Personal Chemistry

Finally, but by no means least, ensure you have a good rapport with your potential home stager. You'll be working closely with this person, so it's essential that you feel comfortable, trust their expertise, and can communicate effectively with them.


Now you're well-equipped to choose the perfect home stager! Remember, a great home stager doesn't just decorate your house; they create a lifestyle for potential buyers, enabling them to envision themselves in your home. This emotional connection can be the defining factor that leads to a successful, swift sale, and a higher return on your investment. So, don't underestimate the power of a well-staged home!

 

If you’d like a free consultation to discuss your property’s home staging needs, we’d love to hear from you, so please get in touch!

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