Professionally Educated Home Stagers are trained to delve into the psyche of the buyer, how to identify specific target-markets for each unique property, and know how to tweak the presentation of each individual property for optimal results.
Let’s think of all the assorted reasons a buyer would be looking to purchase a condo.
Downsizing due to age and diminishing ability to maintain a larger property.
Downsizing due to unexpected financial hardship or changes in finances.
Mandatory life circumstance relocation, only to find geographical lack of listed properties.
Marital changes translating into smaller family unit.
Affordability and/or Credit limitations.
First-time home-buyer beginning in the “ownership” realm.
Currently selling condo, looking to relocate into condo with differing amenities/benefits.
***A HUGE percentage of our population on the planet right now, especially in North America, are Baby Boomers. They are retiring, selling a home, buying a smaller dwelling in a metro-locale.
Of course this could never be an all-inclusive list of reasons for buying a condo.
There are many life circumstances which may dictate that one HAS to consider only condos in their home-search.
No matter how you slice it, however, more times than not, condo buyers WILL be downsizing in available living/storage space.
My point is that many of the potential buyers in the target markets for all condos are faced with having to leave a dwelling with, perhaps, yards, basements, attics, out-buildings, plenty of storage, and more living floor-space.
Many condo-purchasers are sacrificing a lot of conveniences in a larger home and even having to purge a large percentage of their belongings due to lack of space in their new home. Inevitably, a condo buyer is seeking the most possible space for their investment.
It is a no-brainer that vacant detached dwellings look and feel a lot smaller than they are, both in photos, and in person.
But, vacant condos look even smaller. It is also monumentally more difficult to capture entire rooms inside of condos in photos due to the small scale.
So, when buyers view listing photos of vacant condos on the internet, it is very easy to get quickly discouraged.
I challenge you to sit down and do a search for condos in your area and spend a few minutes viewing vacant condo photos. They truly all start to look exactly the same. Not only that, it is almost impossible to determine which room the photos are of. Forget trying to get a sense of scale within each room when they are empty.
Because condo buyers are typically having to make decisions on which belongings they need to part with in order to move into their new condos, it is even more important for them to see furnished/accessorized rooms. This helps make the buyers’ decision to view the property effortless. Staging the Vacant condos from the start visually tells a buyer, right from the listing photos, that their living room furniture and their bedroom suite will easily fit into the available space.
There are large numbers of vacant condos on the market. They generally sit on the market a lot longer, and bring lower offers when they do sell.
Home Staging in the Vacant condos will not only make yours stand out from the competition, it will inspire buyers to set up a viewing. A Professional Home Stager will choose optimal furnishings/decor for your specific condo to create a warm, inviting, welcoming atmosphere. A Professional Home Stager aims to draw attention to important architectural features, maximize available floor-space, and not overwhelm prospective buyers with attractive distractions.
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
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada