FAQ's

What is home staging?

 

Home staging is the act of preparing a home for sale in the real estate marketplace. Typically, home staging specifically refers to rearranging or renting furniture and decor to showcase the property in its best light. Highlighting harmonious traffic flow, architectural focal points and the illusion of maximum space. The goal of staging is to make a home appealing to the highest number of potential buyers, thereby selling a property more swiftly and for money.

Why should I stage my home?

 

Home Staging is one of the most exciting and effective marketing tools available to sell a home. However, some sellers may not be aware of staging and how effective it can be. It’s often a realtors job to show homeowners how the home is worth a small investment in staging when they go on the market. When staging is a part of your marketing plan, it reduces time on the market and maximizes profit. Don’t leave money on the table, dress your house for success! 


  • The Real Estate Staging Association reports that staged homes spend 90 percent less time on the market than those that are not staged. 
  • The National Association of Realtors 2015 profile of home staging says 96% of buyers agents say buyers are willing to offer more money for a staged home compared to a similar non-staged home. 
  • NAR also reports that staged homes sell approximately 67% faster than vacant homes.  

Home staging increases the perceived value of the home

What can I do to get my home to stand out from the competition?


Selling your property in today’s tough real-estate market requires a lot of hard work and dedication. With the tough competition from thousands of other property sellers, you have to find a way to stand out from the competition. Anything that will give you an edge over the competition should be a plus to you when you are trying to sell your home. Staging gives you that edge!

Leaving your home “as is” actually helps sell the competition

How much does it cost and is it tax deductible?

Every home is unique and requires individual evaluation. Prices start from $150 for a walk & talk consultation and up.

Please contact us for additional information.


A Home Gain survey found that sellers who spent money on staging recouped 100% on their investment. 

The cost/investment of staging will always be cheaper than your first price reduction

 

Staged properties will sell faster when compared with houses that have not been staged. From the date of listing, until the day of closing, home staging shortens this time frame, even in a slow real estate market.


 

STAGING IS TAX DEDUCTIBLE

Staging services can be considered an advertising fee (See IRS Publication 523) and these selling expenses include commissions, advertising fees*, legal fees and loan charges paid by the seller. 

*Staging a home for re-sale is considered an Advertising fee.  There are no time limits on the Advertising Fees related to the sale for the IRS.  However, it is important to note that if a property does not sell and is taken off the market; expenses for that transaction are NOT deductible in the future. Check with your accountant for full details.

http://www.irs.gov/publications/p523/index.html

When should I call a stager?


As soon as you decide to sell your home.

  • Before the MLS photos
  • Before the "FOR SALE" sign goes up
  • Before your first open house
  • Before your first price reduction

What happens when my house is sold?

Finished Touch Designs' pricing is all-inclusive of design, delivery, installation, furniture, art, accessories and pickup of the furniture once the home sells. Just give us as much advanced notice as possible to pick up your project and we’ll take care of the rest.

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