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Why Stage your home to sell in Columbus Ohio



"Not using a professional home stager in the current real estate market is like leaving money on the table in the sale of your home"

Staging Facts

Although professional staging is a relatively new industry, its becoming the norm.  People have been "fixing up" their homes to sell for decades yet are finding its a lot of work and some just give up and take what they think they can get for their home.  Due to social media and popular decorating shows, home buyers want it all. They  have an "expectation" and are willing to pay quite a bit more for a home that is "model home" looking.  Don't just settle, who doesn't want the most money they can get for the sale of their home. 


What is professional staging?

Home Staging is the preparation of a home to sell by a professional who specializes in this form of design and has been certified and trained on the art of home staging.  Many definitions you have seen no doubt stop after the word “sell” and that is part of the big misconception and devaluation of home staging. A professional home stager has the resources and can objectively view the home as a product and highlight its assets while downplaying its flaws. The home seller cannot view their home objectively, while many successful Realtors do not have the time or trade resources to properly stage a home.


How much does it cost?

For as little as a few hundred dollars you can have a detailed list of what you can do to maximize the value of your home!  

Why can't I just stage my own home?

Home sellers find it difficult to successfully staging their own home. Why? Because our homes are like our children, we don’t always see all of its flaws. We’ve gotten used to the way it looks and in fact it is difficult emotionally to change it. If you can’t view something objectively then you are unable to market and package it effectively. Not to mention most home sellers don't "stage" homes everyday for a living. That’s what HSR Certified professionals are for and that is where the greatest returns come in.

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Can't home buyers use their imagination and look past my decor or empty rooms?

Only a mere 10% of home buyers can actually visualize the potential of a home and most of these folks are "investors" or "flippers" who will hammer you on price.  In our Consultation walk through, I will identify those "price eroding" factors of your home, so that you can do the simple fixes that maximize returns. 

This is also why having a vacant home professionally staged is so important. Buyers cannot visualize size and scale so furniture helps to give them a frame of reference.


*The redesign completed by Nancy @ Simply Staged Design was amazing. She could see past the dated decor and brought a fresh look to the property..

April Scowden, J.W. Cutler & Associates Realty '2018 ' Columbus Ohio 

*Our home sat on the market for over 1.5 years, after having the home staged by Nancy it sold in one week. She was able to see through the years of stuff when I could not see where to start, thank you ...AHB Delaware Ohio  

*Nancy worked with us to declutter and stage our home in Powell Ohio.  We had years of memories in a very small house. Nancy Staged the home and made it look bigger and brighter, sold in two weeks with one showing. BW, Powell Ohio 2016


Relationship: Client
Project Date: September 2019
Project Price: $1,000 - $9,999
Knocked it out of the park! We had numerous people in the open house compliment the interior furnishings! She did a great job taking our taste and implementing it into her furniture choices. She really highlighted both the style of the home and the people we anticipated buying the house!

Lastly, of the 4 or so stagers I had to the house (and why I hired her) she was the only one genuinely excited and eager to do the house, for the others it just seemed like another house!

Why Not!

If you could get 10% more on the sale of your home in Columbus, how much would that be?

HSR Certified Stagers average 10% more for their clients!