Updated: Sep 6, 2022
We are all looking at our outgoings as the cost of living continues to increase. As a passionate and experienced home stylist, I know that staging a property is essential for getting the very best results when selling. With income and profit more essential than ever, home staging has never been more important.
A common misconception is that home staging can be seen as a cost during the property sale process. Home staging is a vital investment, of which you will see a financial return.
“Average staging investment is between 1 and 3% of the home’s asking price, which generates a ROI of 8 to 10%. Generally, staged homes sell over 8% above asking price.” – HOME STAGING ASSOCIATION UK & IRELAND
How to budget for a property sale
When planning your budget there are a lot of costs to take into consideration; from estate agent fees to surveys, it is so important to look at your costs and investments.
StyledSpaces is always focused on being cost-conscious and therefore we will tailor staging packages for specific needs and budgets. This enables you to include home staging in your property sale process in a way that suits your budget, without compromising on the benefits.
Key home staging services for those with a smaller budget
Whilst we have a full range of bespoke home staging packages available,
there are additional options for those working to stricter budgets.
Remote staging options enables you to stage your property with designs from as well as being under the remote guidance by a StyledSpaces Home Styling professional. This is ideal for those wanting to create the perfect first impression and are happy to put in the physical work themselves. We start with a video call, where all areas needing staging are carefully discussed and photographed. StyledSpaces creates design schemes, floor plans and a shopping list of suitable items needed to be purchased. Depending on the package chosen, a staging guide and/or video staging assistance is then provided for you to fully stage your house ready for professional photographs and viewings.
Alternatively Home Staging Consultations are a popular service when direction and expertise are needed, but not physical assistance. Your consultation and report will give you all the advice and guidance needed to stage your property independently.
What is a Home Staging Consultation?
A Home Staging Consultation is:
1. A meeting with a Professional Home Stylist which will give you an insight on how you actively can boost your property’s sale
2. A ‘walk n talk’ going through the whole property in detail with photographs taken by the Home Stylist
3. Tips and guidance on how to show off your property’s best potential seen by objective and professional eyes
4. A detailed discussion on what needs to be done to the property before listing it to guarantee the best possible price
5. Tailored suggestions according to seller’s budget and level of involvement the seller would like to have in the process
6. A follow up “Home Staging Report” can be added to the package including all the suggestions and action plans as well as photos and suggested design schemes
This can be the perfect option for those who have time and support available to help physically stage the property but want to ensure their efforts are maximised by having experienced guidance from a qualified home staging professional.
Want to know more?
If you would like to discuss what home staging options suit your budget and needs best, contact us at Styled Spaces today.
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