So, you’ve decided to sell your Toronto luxury home. No matter what your reasons are for moving, such a big change can be overwhelming. It can seem daunting with everything you need to know. Don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place. Selling your home can be emotional, which is why it helps to have an expert guide you through the process. Casey Ragan has the expertise you need to make it easier to move on, and help you get the best price for your home, and offering guidance on things like staging. So, what is staging anyway? Here’s everything you need to know.
What is Staging?
If you think it means putting on an off-Broadway production in your living room, you’re wrong – but you’ve come to the right place to get the right answer! To put it simply, staging is a way of presenting your home for sale in a way that helps prospective homebuyers to imagine themselves living there. The process usually includes:
1. Depersonalizing your space
Even if you’re really proud of your trophies and awards (as you should be!), if it’s on your mantelpiece you should pack it away, along with family photos. (Yes, even the ones of your pets.)
Though you may not see it, you probably have years’ worth of items on display such as your favourite memorabilia, mementos and well, stuff that can be packed away. You may see it as taking away your home’s personality but it’s actually taking away your personality, which allows buyers to see a blank slate that they can put their own personal stamp on. Try to think of it as less to pack on moving day. This is the objective of staging.
Changing out stained or worn furniture, reorganizing, decorating can help buyers see the value of your home. Worn out items can distract buyers from looking at the space. This is where professional staging is very helpful.
Casey Ragan can also advise you on which renovations might help get the best ROI.
Who Pays for Home Staging?
Usually the seller typically covers the cost, but Casey Ragan understands how important staging is, so he pays for the entire cost of staging for all of his listings, to ensure his sellers get top dollar for their properties.
Ready, Set, Move!
When you’re ready to sell your home, contact Casey Ragan for a free consultation on how you can sell it faster and for a higher price.