FAQs

 

Can’t I just stage my house myself?
It’s more than changing a lightbulb, putting flowers on the table or finally adding that new, more appealing wall color.  After living in a home for more than 2 years, it’s virtually almost impossible for homeowners to objectively view their space and sentimental belongings from a buyer’s perspective. Hiring a professional home stager provides you with an expert that can elicit an emotional response from a buyer to each space in your home. A professional stager will also help with prioritizing the home improvements, spending your staging dollars wisely in order to get the greatest ROI!

 

What are the typical costs of using a home stager?
While the cost will vary depending on the house, we can guarantee it will be less than that first price reduction which can be up to 10%!  According to the National Association of Realtors, for every $100.00 you invest in staging, your ROI is $399.00!

 

 

 

 

Do I have to invest a lot of money in staging?
At MKW Staging & Redesign we work with you on all aspects of the staging budget.  We will prepare a staging plan outlining the details to fit the homes needs and your budget!  For general guidance on owner occupied or vacant homes, you can look to spend 1-3% of the your home value for staging, depending on the suggested improvements.

 

 

Does staging really work?

According to the NAR, Home Sellers who typically spend between 1-3% of the value of their home on staging and improvements will usually see an ROI between 8-10% of their home value in sales price AND staged homes spend an average of 73% less time on the market!  Work with a certified professional home stager for the best result!

 

How many pictures should be featured online?
According to the NARs Profile of Buyers, 90% of all buyers used the internet to search and 84% of buyers reported the photos to be the most useful information. The number one action taken after viewing a home online was to drive by or visit the home. That being said, we will take many high quality photos that can be used in your or your agents marketing efforts. Many online sites allow you to post 20+ photos and that’s what I recommend for all my clients.

 

What if my house is already on the market, can I still have it staged?

Absolutely! MKW Staging & Redesign can come in and transform your space at any time, but we’ll always recommend taking additional high quality photos to use in your updated marketing efforts. Once your photos are updated, and your online presentation is enhanced, you’re guaranteed to see traffic increase, which will lead to a faster sale!

 

I’m not moving, but I’m kind of bored in my home. What can you do?
This is the perfect time for some Interior Redesign! Redesign freshens up your space, remixing what you have in order to make you fall in love with your home all over again! MKW Staging & Redesign will come in and do a complete home walk through with you. We’ll identify the areas that you want to redesign, create an Action Plan, working within your design budget. It’s so much fun to take a stale room and bring it back to life!

 

 

How much does Interior Redesign cost?
Redesign is great because you don’t have to spend a lot of money. We typically use what you have in your home and repurpose it to achieve the look we are going for. Of course, MKW Staging & Redesign will make suggestions on additional accessory purchases, if needed, and provide you with a cost estimate that incorporates our “Designer Discounts” received at some great home furnishing stores!