It's a visual world out there; now so, more than ever. We spend our days scrolling, scrolling, scrolling... and it's getting harder and harder to find something that makes us stop the scroll for a moment and say, "Wow, beautiful!"
We always recommend using professional photography for a listing. The difference between an iPhone shot and a picture taken by someone who knows how to work the angles and lighting is SO noticeable.
Don't let potential buyers scroll by your house! Make sure you're using a real estate photographer when you list your home. You'll be glad you did!
Here are a few examples of pictures that we took on our 'fancy' camera at the end of a set up compared to what the professional photographer came up with! It just goes to show, that it's not just the equipment that makes for a really great image. Professionals have a lot of knowledge and experience that makes it worth hiring them to make your hard work shine!
5 Home Staging Tips
So, you're considering Real Estate Staging to help you market your home! First questions is: where to start? Maybe you've got a bit of decor savvy... maybe you're a complete novice when it comes to colour, flow, and focal points...
That's where we come in! Our team of stagers have been educated through the Certified Staging Professionals program, and we're ready and able to help you out with staging your home every step of the way.
Here's a brief outline of how we can help you make your listing stand out in today's market!
It all starts here! Our lead stager will come out to your property and do a thorough consultation for you to help you get started. To start out, you'll give us a quick tour of your home so that we can get a lay of the land. Then, you get to relax for a bit while we do a head-to-toe assessment of each room.
During our assessment, we take a detailed look at each room and make a game plan for you to follow. It's here that we take measurements, reference photos, and colour samples so that we can put together an amazing design for showcasing (aka, step three).
After we've done our thing, we will sit down and work with you to come up with a game plan that fits your timeline. Are there any repairs around the house that need to be done? Where's the best place to spend your hard-earned cash for your best return on investment? How are you going to get it all done? You've got questions, and we've got answers! To be honest, this is one of the most interesting parts of the job for us. Getting to know you and creating a tailored plan for you is what we love to do.
Here's where you will put the game-plan into action! When the consultation is over, we leave you with a detailed consultation form. This will be your blueprint for preparing your home for sale.
This step is different for everyone, and really depends on our collaboration with you. We will make sure there's a clear plan in place before we leave the consultation, AND you'll be able to call on us during your prep if you have any questions about what to do. Wether or not you decide book Showcasing Services, we'll give you advice based on our consultation with you as you get ready.
If you want to get the absolute MOST out of working with us, we recommend using our Showcasing Services. We've got a variety of packages available depending on your budget. From "Speed Staging" to "Full Service", we'll find something that works for you!
Speed Staging includes three hours of our time doing some photo prep for you, using items you have around your house. You can also upgrade your Speed Staging Package to include rental of some of our decor items!
Our Full Service Package includes all the time we need to stage your entire property, using a combination our your furniture and decor with our decor inventory. We've got two storage units FULL of inventory to choose from, so finding the perfect combination of items to make your listing shine is as easy as... well... 1, 2, 3!
We can also tailor a staging package for you. All you have to do is ask!
Thanks for taking the time to check out this article! If you'd like more details, feel free to give us a call at 604.791.1812. Or, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org! We'd love to chat!
Emily is a stager from Chilliwack, BC.