A Professional Home Stager is invested in ensuring that the ground-work they do with a seller HELPS the Realtors® to experience nothing but a seamless process with their client.
If this is not a paramount goal in the Home Stager's mind, they are in the wrong profession. A Home Stager will NOT succeed in their business unless they are working towards success for everyone involved in a listing/selling process.
All Realtors® know how horrible it feels to walk into a property to show it to an eager buyer, only to find that the owners have left it in a terrible state of mess. Your heart drops because you know how great it looked in the listing photos, yet now it is a whole different house.
I educate my clients on the NEED to keep their home in Showing-condition. I express to them that I understand how painful it is to do this sometimes, and that sometimes life gets in the way of this.
I tell them that the better they are at achieving this, the sooner they will sell.
In comes my "Duffle Bag Prescription". Every single resident, during the whole selling process, gets to claim one Bag as their own personal bag. This bag is their best friend for a while.
There are many little personal effects that we do use on a daily basis, yet they don't help the presentation of the home if they are left out on a counter or a surface anywhere. So, before we head out of the house for a showing or for any other reason, we do a quick run around the house and throw all of our items into our bag.
Where does that bag go when we leave the house?
Under our bed (buyers rarely feel compelled to look under beds), in an un-cluttered closet, or, if all else fails, let's take that bag with us when we go!
We all know it is way more difficult to sell when we have children in the home. Kids (from the feedback I have received) LOVE this game.
This also adds to the sellers' convenience, as there is never a question such as, "Now, where did I put that paperwork I was working on before we left today?"
Everything they could ever need is now right at their finger tips, in their bag. Clutter is kept to a minimum. And, Realtors® walk into a tidy home that is a pleasure to show!
Rhonda Wilson - CCSPTM
Home Staging and Decluttering Services
We transform properties into highly
sought-after products that sell in half
the time and for 7-10% more money.
Through personal experience, extensive
research and training, and a compassionate
approach, we De-clutter living/work spaces for
up-lifting and positive life changes.
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada