Frequently Asked Questions – Home Staging

Home Staging

Frequently asked questions 

What is home staging?

Home staging is a great way to help you get the most out of your home. By making strategic improvements, you can increase its appeal to potential buyers, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. Your home is one of your biggest investments, so why not maximise it’s value? Home staging helps you do just that. With the right staging, you can highlight the best features of your home and create an emotional connection with buyers. Home staging also helps you stand out from the competition and can help you close the sale faster. With the right staging, you can create a space that buyers can envision themselves in, making it much easier for them to imagine what life could be like in your home. In the end, home staging can help you get the best return on your investment.

Will home staging work for me?

Home staging can work for anyone who is trying to sell their home. It can help to create an inviting atmosphere for potential buyers and make your home more appealing. If you are trying to sell your home quickly and for the highest value, home staging can help you achieve those goals.

What is occupied home staging?

Occupied home staging is when the property owner still lives in the property during the whole sales process. The staging is designed to be functional and fit around the property owners lifestyle whilst making the property look its best. With occupied home staging the property owner would purchase the items outright instead of renting as they will be using the items on a daily basis. The property owner can then take these items to their new property.

What is Virtual home staging?

Virtual home staging is where the home staging is created and designed in graphic form. This type of staging is mainly used by developers of off plan properties who want to show investors and buyers what the finished property will look like in their marketing brochures.

Who pays for home staging?

The home staging cost is paid by the property owner.

When is the best time to stage my property?

The best time to stage a property is BEFORE you go onto the market and certainly before your estate agent has been out to value your property, staging has been proven to increase the property value by 8-10% so it is in the sellers best interest to get the property fully staged before presenting the property to the market.

How does home staging help to make my vacant property look bigger?

If rooms are left vacant within a property it will make the property look smaller, this is because there is nothing to scale it against. Rooms that are narrow or have a peculiar shape are immediately at a disadvantage for negative comments when left vacant. For example, master bedrooms that need to accommodate a king size bed will always attract comments of ‘Am I going to fit my bed into this room as well as all my storage?’. Buyers want reassurance that there is sufficient circulation space around the room and when the room is vacant this is open to the buyers interpretation – which can often be inaccurate.

What furniture do you use to home stage my property?

This is something we go through with you at the consultation stage when reviewing your property in full detail. It’s important to select furniture which is in keeping with the property value to ensure it appeals to the target demographic and shows them the lifestyle the buyer can achieve.

We have a wide range of furniture items within our current staging inventory and we also have excellent relationships with our trade suppliers who can source us items at a moments notice.

Can you buy our Home Staging furniture?

As standard all of our home staging furniture inventory is offered to our clients on a monthly rental agreement, however the option of purchasing the staging furniture inventory is available. This would usually be set out with our clients at the consultation stage where the client can advise if they would want to offer a fully furnished property to their buyers and sell the home fully furnished. Our developer clients are moving towards this option now as they want to offer buyers a full turnkey solution and have the whole property ready to move straight into.

How long can you rent our home staging furniture for?

As standard, our home staging inventory can be rented to Clients for a minimum of 3 months. This duration can be extended month by month after this initial period.

What is the difference between home staging and interior design?

The goal of staging is to make the home look appealing to potential buyers by using techniques such as decluttering, rearranging furniture, and adding décor items to create a pleasant and inviting atmosphere. Staging a home is a relatively quick and low-cost process. Interior design is a more comprehensive service that focuses on creating a beautiful, comfortable, and functional living space to the property owners personal taste. Interior designers work with clients to plan and design interior spaces in a way that reflects the client’s personal style and meets their functional needs. Interior design also takes into account the architecture and existing features of the space. It is a more complex and expensive process than home staging.