Lexington, SC (PRWEB) August 6, 2008
The Home Staging & Interior Redesign Directory announced today that home stagers and redesigners across the country are helping sellers approach the tight real estate market by preparing their homes for sale prior to placing them on the market.
Home sellers in today's market are realizing that it is going to take an extra effort to sell their home quickly and for their asking price. Most can tell just driving around their own neighborhood and seeing many homes still for sale after many months that they are going to need an edge to compete with all those homes. Many are turning to the help of decorating professionals such as home stagers and interior redesigners.
What is a home stager or interior redesigner and how do they help sell a home? Staging and redesign professionals are trained in preparing a home for sale by staging it to improve the flow, removing clutter, rearranging and are trained to look at a home as if they were a potential buyer.
Just as everything else a potential buyers first impressions are so critical. From the first drive by to opening the front door the buyer is already compiling a list of likes and dislikes. A stager's job is to address ever facet of the home to ensure it shows at its best prior to the open house and all at an affordable fee.
Real estate agents are also now looking to stagers and redesigners to work with their clients. The fees associated with staging a home is in no comparison to the higher asking price and the faster selling times found in staged homes. According to StagedHomes.com 94% of staged homes sell within the first month of going on the market.
The Home Staging & Interior Redesign Directory offers some advice to hiring staging professionals:
1. Are they willing to work within your budget constraints?
2. Have they been trained by a program that meets industry standards?
3. Do they have any references?
4. Do they have a staging portfolio and selling statistics they are willing to show you?
5. Be clear on the services they offer.
6. Do they have a stock of staging furnishings and accessories?
By taking advantage of hiring a professional to showcase your home first you may well be on your way to a closing much sooner then expected.
To find a home stager or interior redesigner in your local area visit http://www.interiorredesigndirectory.com.