Are you about to put your home on the market? Are you in the process of interviewing real estate agents to determine who will assist you? Great News! Stagedhomes.com can help you find an agent who will make your property stand out among others in your marketplace and guide you to how to sell your home faster and for the highest price possible.
I’m proud to introduce to you thousands of ASP® Real Estate Agents all across North America who have made the commitment to add Home Staging expertise to their businesses. ASP® Real Estate Agents have completed the Accredited Staging Professional® Course provided by StagedHomes.com, which includes hands-on instruction of a home that was listed on the market. ASP® Real Estate Agents have also pledged to abide by the ASP® Staging Code of Ethics and adhere to the Principles of Excellence as provided by the International Association of Home Staging Professionals®, IAHSP®.
Teamwork to Sell a Home
In addition to providing you with the traditional tasks provided by real estate agents, your ASP® Real Estate Agent will work with you to help you learn how important preparing your home for a sale, or Staging, is to the selling process. When appropriate, the ASP® Real Estate Agent will likely introduce you to a local ASP® Home Staging Professional. Home Staging requires teamwork between the agent, Stager, and the seller, and everyone has an important role. The agent manages the client relationship; the Stager helps set the scene to get the home sold faster and for more money.
Will Staging help sell my home?
Yes it will, and we have the numbers to proof it! Statistics gathered by Stagedhomes.com shows that 94% of homes Staged® by an Accredited Staging Professional®, ASP®, sell within 29 days compared to an average of 145 days for non-Staged® homes. ASP® Staged® homes are on the market 83% less time than a non-Staged® home.
You may have seen a Staging phrase I developed: “Buyers ONLY know what they see, not the way it’s going to be,” and it’s one of the key reasons you need to Stage your home. Your ASP® Real Estate Agent will work closely with you and an ASP® Home Stager to make sure your home will helps prospective buyers visualize what it will be to live in a home.
When Should I Stage My Home?
These days most consumers start their search online and it is absolutely essential that a home for sale shows well before a prospective buyer has visited the property. A Staged home will have a tremendous impact both online and in person.
Virtually every day I hear from ASP® Real Estate Agents and Home Stagers who were hired to assist property owners after the home had been on the market for months and even years. Many are those who tell me about contracts being written as quickly as the day after Staging. Another Staging saying I created and encourage you to always remember is “the investment of Staging your home is less than your first price reduction.”
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Barb Schwarz, ASP®, ASPM®, AB, IAHSP®
The Creator of Home Staging®
IAHSP® Founder and Chairwoman of The Board of The International Association of
Home Staging Professionals® and Foundation www.iahsp.com