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Do you feel like your back is up against the wall in today’s market?

Dear Seller,

We have found from experience that the activity during the first two weeks a home is on the market indicates how long it will take to sell. Potential buyers eagerly jump on the “right” new homes on the market.

My job is to make your space look good, appeal to your target buyers, and help you sell your home for more.

It is about presenting a buyer-ready space that says "Hello! Buy me now, I am ready!" It is also about providing a flexible and affordable staging solution for sellers and real estate agents.

What is Staging? “Home Staging” is not a new term, but for many homeowners and real estate agents the concept of professional home staging is shedding new light on how to promote a home in the real estate marketplace.

A staged home not only increases the curb appeal to the buyers, it also helps potential buyers to “move in” mentally. It also slows down the buyers during the touring process and helps them to remember the listing. More importantly, the internet has done wonders for the real estate industry by shifting the marketing plan to something that is more internet-friendly. The buying habits of the buyers also have changed drastically. N.A.R.’s (National Association of Realtors) new statistics said that currently 80% of buyers shop online first before actually seeing a home. Staged homes photographs better than a vacant one or a non-staged, lived-in home because it’s more edited and styled professionally to appeal to a broader range of buyers and to showcase the pluses and spatial relations of the listings through the photograph. So staging will help to move buyers to the open houses and increase foot traffic. A staged home also sells faster in any market, no matter hot or cold.

My home is unique and special. I do not want to spend a dime to improve marketability of my home because there is no other home like it in this area. I don't feel compelled to put money into changes.

It is a buyers market right now. As a seller, it would be in your best interest to invest on things that can help to sell your home quicker and that can compete with other listings on the market. Staging is really a marketing tool and a sound investment. You want to be the listing that everyone wants to buy, not the one everyone is using as the comp to sell the other house. Additionally, styling the home will help to add visual interests and invoke emotions that will trigger buyers to make an offer. Buying a home is an emotional process and you want to appeal to those emotions as well.

"A Staged Home will sell in about 1/2 the time and for 7 to 17% more than a home that hasn’t been Staged."

Consultation report

How it works: I will visit your home and prepare a full report with constructive suggestions to prepare your home for sale.

Price: I cannot give a price until I actually have been to your home and see what is needed. Generally a report ranges from $250-500 depending on the size of your home.

Every home is unique so every staging job is different. I try to tailor and accommodate to sellers’ budgets and needs every time I go on a job. I will do as little or as much as the sellers would like.

Staging does not have to be costly and I am a strong believer of that. A good stager should be able to work with your financial needs to be able to listen to what you are looking for, instead of asking you to spend unnecessary dollars on something excessive. A good stager should also be able to work with what you have and come up with creative solutions to do so.

I will do my best to accommodate your budget to help reduce the costs to find the most cost-effective approach to sell your home faster and for more while producing a happy result.

Are you a do-it- yourself go-getter and don't want to spend more than $500 to stage your home?

This is an economical option for DIY homeowners who would like to take on the responsibilities, time and effort of staging their homes themselves. It will be a step-by-step report that I will go over with you. The report will include a one-hour final walk-through to tweak the results. But we understand life gets in the way sometimes. We can do as little or as much as you would like. So feel free to upgrade and hire us back to complete the work for you!

What should I do if I don’t think I can afford the staging investment? Staging is always less than the cost of your first price reduction.

It’s understandable that you don’t want to spend any more money, but it is an investment. This is the investment that will help you to get your home sold faster and probably for more equity. So make your listing one by investing in these simple and inexpensive fixes that will make the home sparkle.

Intrinsic Designs by Michelle

My talents include 10 years of experience in the field of design as a business owner specializing in commercial hospitality and residential design. Allow me to use this combined experience to maximize your selling potential.

Services include:

Redesign: If you are living in your home while it is on the market. The best option for you is Redesign with optional furniture & accessory rental. Redesigning and staging a home with your existing furniture helps get buyers into the mindset of looking at the home with an eye toward living in their new surroundings.

Vacant home staging: Staging a vacant home lets buyers really see how to make the most effective use of your home. You need to showcase your home's assets!

How it works:I will first visit your home and take photographs of your home. You will receive a pricing and design proposal via email. Once you have decided to work with me, we will set a date to install the staging furnishings & accessories. Your Bid Price generally will include first month's rental fees, all the labor that goes into staging (including team members' fees for staging and de-staging)  your unique home. Remember, we will always work with your budget and do as much or as little as you like.

Please contact me to help transform your home so that you may move into the next chapter of your life.