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Frequently Asked Questions

Home Staging helps to control a buyer’s eye, with careful placement of furniture, art & accessories, so as to minimize the flaws of a home while enhancing the positive aspects.

“Is home staging expensive?”

Not nearly as expensive as lowering your asking price by 10% to 40%. Typically, per the 2007 NAR (National Association of Realtors) survey, every $100.00 spent on staging your home gives a ROI (re-turn on investment) of $349.00.

“Can’t potential home buyers use their imagination and look past the clutter and current dé-cor?”

Only 10% of home buyers can visualize the potential of the home. It is very important to have an occupied home staged – it allows the buyer to picture themselves actually living there. This is more true with vacant homes, buyers can not visualize size and scale – furniture helps give them a frame of reference. Staging a vacant home also aids in the selling of an emotion! And lets face it, when we sell a house, that is exactly what we are selling – an emotion. People buy on emotion!

Why can’t I just stage my house myself?”

Our homes are very private and personal to us, it is where we live and seek solitude. It is currently decorated (“staged”) to make us comfortable and allow us to live in a relaxed atmosphere. You will not always be able to identify its flaws. If you are not able to view something objectively then you are not going to be able to package and market it effectively. Rooms with Impact puts on its “Buyer Eyes” and can effectively get your home ready for an immediate offer. Using a certified professional home staging company is where you will get your greatest return on investment.

“Is home staging expensive?”

Not nearly as expensive as lowering your asking price by 10% to 40%. Typically, per the 2007 NAR (National Association of Realtors) survey, every $100.00 spent on staging your home gives a ROI (re-turn on investment) of $349.00.

“Can’t potential home buyers use their imagination and look past the clutter and current dé-cor?”

Only 10% of home buyers can visualize the potential of the home. It is very important to have an occupied home staged – it allows the buyer to picture themselves actually living there. This is more true with vacant homes, buyers can not visualize size and scale – furniture helps give them a frame of reference. Staging a vacant home also aids in the selling of an emotion! And lets face it, when we sell a house, that is exactly what we are selling – an emotion. People buy on emotion!

Why can’t I just stage my house myself?”

Our homes are very private and personal to us, it is where we live and seek solitude. It is currently decorated (“staged”) to make us comfortable and allow us to live in a relaxed atmosphere. You will not always be able to identify its flaws. If you are not able to view something objectively then you are not going to be able to package and market it effectively. Rooms with Impact puts on its “Buyer Eyes” and can effectively get your home ready for an immediate offer. Using a certified professional home staging company is where you will get your greatest return on investment.

Testimonial

“I’ve worked with Laurie for several years with a multitude of clients. She does a great job at taking the time to thoroughly go through several options with her clients and offer cost-effective solutions to get homes looking as perfect as possible.”

Brian T. – ReMax

Want to achieve a higher sales price?

Potential home buyers will pay more money for a staged home. Let Rooms With Impact design a space that exudes luxury, warmth and livability.

STATISTICS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES

INVESTMENT

Home sellers are willing to invest an average of $5,000 to make their home more marketable.

INCREASED

VALUE Potential home buyers will pay more money for a home that is “move-in ready.” Just one more rea-son to have your home professionally staged.

RETURN

For every $100.00 invested in professional staging the potential return is $349. According to the “National Association of Realtors” the average staging investment is between 1 and 3 percent of the home’s asking price, which in turn generates a return of 8 to 10 percent!

PHOTOGRAPHS

Potential home buyers search real estate websites to view homes prior to determine which homes they are willing to tour. Don’t miss the first cut. Have your home staged prior to taking photos.