Home Staging and Professional Organizing
Updated: Feb 19, 2019
So, you are ready to put your house on the market and your realtor suggests you hire a Stager. Or perhaps your realtor is a Stager!
Wikipedia defines home staging as, "the act of preparing a private residence for sale in the real estate marketplace. The goal of staging is to make a home appealing to the highest number of potential buyers, thereby selling a property more swiftly and for more money."
Staging your home will inevitably help with the bottom line. Decluttering, removing personal items, and packing up possessions so that your house will show better will most help you sell your home. A Stager can use his or her interior design expertise to show your home in a way that makes it shine.
Enter into the picture - organizing. Whether you are upsizing and outgrew your starter home, or downsizing as an empty nester... you likely have possessions that you should not be taking with you on this move. According to Wikipedia, Professional Organizing is an industry that developed "... to help individuals and businesses design organizing systems and processes to improve quality of life, personal productivity, and greater efficiency. Getting assistance from a Professional Organizer will also help you keep your eye on the prize of selling your home for top dollar, just differently.
Like staging, through organization you are working toward the end goal of selling your home. To make the space ready for potential buyers in this approach, you will take the time to sort through your possessions and choose the ones that are pertinent in your life and will be important in your future home. There is no better time to organize. You are leaving one space and entering a new space. When everything has a place and is put back in that place, you will have a easier time having the house ready for showings. You will open up time to focus on other things, including your next chapter.
After organizing, you will be surprised at how much the space will stage itself. From there you can rearrange the furniture, paint, and decorate in a way that will appeal to your potential buyers. Packing and unpacking will be easier! The act of organizing will bring an amazing calmness to the selling process as well as moving and settling into your new space.