We are a very unique staging company in that we do much more than staging. Because we provide total repair, remodel and contractor services we are not biased in any way when we come to recommend what you need to do to improve and market your home for sale.
We are not the first to always recommend staging. When budget is an issue we often find that making physical repairs and improvements to a home can be more important and impactful than staging.
WE LOVE TO STAGE AND, WHEN WE DO, WE ONLY USE NEW FURNISHINGS AND ACCESSORIES CHOSEN SPECIFICALLY FOR YOUR HOME!
We don't draw from some limited inventory we have in stock. All our stagings do not look the same. Every home is unique and so should the furnishings that go in them. We use the highest quality pieces with the goal of selling them through with the purchase of your home. When that happens the sellers profit offsets their investment in staging and improvements and proves to be a win-win for everyone. The benefit to the buyer is they get to finance all the new furnishings and accessories right into their mortgage. Now that's smart business.
We approach each project with your budget and recommend what you should do to a property from cleaning, painting, remodeling and repair, to staging and accessorizing. No other staging company we know takes this approach.
The partner's of The Westside Design Group have been designing and staging properties collectively more than fifty years and have a track record of success. 1, 700 Plus Homes!
SO WHY STAGE?
You will make more money. Every major reporting organization reports that a staged home will sell on average 20% higher than homes that have not been staged.
Your house will sell faster. The statistics don’t lie. The average number of days an un-staged home is on the market is 125 versus 25 for a staged home.
In the end the cost of staging won’t cost you anything and most likely will net you a nice profit. In a 2010 survey, it was discovered that sellers who typically spent money on staging services for their home recovered over 225% of the cost in the sale of their home.
Most home sellers cannot view their house objectively. If you can’t see objectively, you can’t package effectively. Most buyers can’t visualize the use of space either or a home either. Staging and upgrades exploit the advantages and beauty of your home.
The longer your home is on the market, the lower the price will be and the more it will cost you to carry it. So stage and upgrade at the beginning...don’t wait! In the National Association of Realtor's survey, homes that sold after four weeks on the market sold for 9% less than ones within the first four weeks! Your investment in improvements and staging up front will always be less than when you have to lower your price.
The money you make will likely be tax-free. The money you spend on staging and upgrades is tax deductible. Take advantage of a possible tax-free capital gains and net the most profit you can!
Doing nothing or leaving your home vacant will only help sell the competition. Right now the number of homes for sale on the market is at a record high. Competition is stiff and buyers have very high expectations. Successful agents know that the key to selling and competing is upgrades and staging and selling a home in “move-in” condition.
Selling a home with high quality new furnishings as opposed to staging quality rental furniture opens the door to selling the furnishings through. By doing so you will net a nice profit on selling the furnishings which will offset all your costs of upgrades and staging. For your buyer, they get a beautiful furnished home, brand new, and get to roll all the nice furnishings right into their mortgage, financing it over 20-30 years at today’s low interest rates.
Now isn’t that enough of a reason?
Here are some more thoughts on staging:
The investment in staging your home is always less than your first price reduction.
93% of staged homes sell in 1 month or less
Don't leave cash on the table... and don't risk letting
your property sit on the market. You only get one chance to
make a first impression on a potential buyer.
Paying For Two Mortgages Can Get Expensive!
People Don't Buy Houses, They Buy Homes
Without Furniture, There Is No Frame Of Reference
When A Room Is Kept Empty, Buyers Focus On