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Jknigh, Home Buyer in Wichita, KS

Staging information/advice?

Asked by Jknigh, Wichita, KS Sun May 10, 2009

Llooking for average cost to stage a 3bd 2bath isn wichita. home is around 1400sq ft. Do you feel that a home on the SE should requrie staging?

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Before hiring a professional stager, try visiting HGTV.com. They have tons of advice on staging from do's to don'ts. There are many different things you can do on your own to sell your home that will save you tons of money. For example, did you know a lot of professional stagers use blow up matresses in a bedroom if the bed is already at the new home? once you put the sheets and comforter on the blow up matress a potential buyer knows no different. Blow up matresses come in all sizes and are very afforable. In this instance you could spend fourty dollars on the blow up matress, blow it up yourself and put the sheets on, OR, you could spend 500 to 2000 dollars hiring someone to do the same thing. The more you can do yourself, the more money you save. If even after doing several things yourself, you still cant sell your home, then you can consider hiring a professional. Here are a few links on hgtv.com:


http://www.hgtv.com/topics/home-staging/index.html

-This is the main page for staging on HGtv.com. Its located under Real Estate near the top of the page. Search this site, I think you might find it very useful. And remember by doing this you may find you can do some things on your own and save money. Even if you do have to hire a professional in the end, you wont have to pay them as much as you would have, because you will have done a lot already yourself.



http://www.hgtv.com/real-estate/staging-dos-and-donts/index.html

-This is a link I found on the first link I provided, this is just an example of things you can find on this site. Consider doing some research before going for your wallet.

And remember be patient and have fun with it. Selling and buying a home can be stressful but saving money doesnt have to be!

I hope you find this information helpful. Check out the site, you'll be amazed at what you will find! (Speaking from my personal experience!)

Sincerely,
Laura
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 20, 2009
Every home should be properly prepared for the market regardless of location if you are serious about selling. Can you watch a show or read a book and know everything about home staging? It is so much more than putting a bed in a bedroom or cleaning up clutter.


Who are your prospective buyers - what are they looking for or expecting? Is your property delivering that?
What are cost effective ways to maximize the curb appeal and inside desirabilty of your home? HGTV is fun but made for TV, not reality! Selling is serious stuff - this may well be the biggest asset you own. I have seen too many agents who do not understand the principles of staging and only focus on the PRICE. How low do you want to go? If not spot on for your market - you had best plan to go really low.
Web Reference: http://topbrainerdagent.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 22, 2009
All homes being listed "For Sale" need to be staged by a Trained Staging Professional. You will get more for the home and sell in less time, especially in this current market. Buyers want to see "move-in ready" homes. If you want to hire someone to do the staging, then the cost could range anywhere from $500 to $2500, depending on what is required.

If you have not already listed your home, we have a Staging Professional on our team and we stage the home for free when you list it with us. For more information, call 316-634-1300 and ask for Sara. She does the Staging and can give you more information.
Web Reference: http://www.CortnerCrew.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 10, 2009
You should follow the advise of your agent. They will know your area and where it's best if needed to enhance your home. If you are not currently working with an agent give me a call 729.3736.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 10, 2009
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