Organizing & Staging

What is Staging?

Blank Canvas Living Room

Before – a blank canvas

What is Staging?

Home Staging is professionally preparing homes for sale, so that they appeal to the most amount of buyers and generate the highest price in the least amount of time on market. Staged Homes traditionally present themselves better than the competition by being clean, clutter-free, and ready to show to prospective buyers.

Home Staging is NOT decorating, fluffing, interior design or redesign. Instead, Home Staging is detailing, de-cluttering, depersonalizing and preparing a seller’s home to give it a “model home” appearance so that the potential buyer can “see” themselves living in the home.

After staging with TLC rentals - an inviting home

After staging with TLC rentals – an inviting home

The moment home owners decide to put their homes on the market, the properties they’ve lived in effectively become products. Their real estate agents assess a sales price, devise a marketing plan to get the home sold and prepare to put the listing in the multiple listing service.

Especially given today’s market conditions, homes will compete against a huge inventory of available properties. Now more than ever, especially in the current buyer’s market, it’s extremely important to make a listing stand out in the marketplace.

So what can consumers and their agents do to catch the attention of home buyers? They need to:

  • Make the first impression of the home positive and inviting
  • Enable buyers to envision themselves living in the home
  • Show the full potential of the home
  • Make the home visually appealing for online listings

In short, sellers and the real estate agents representing them need to Stage their homes with the assistance of an Accredited Staging Professional®.

TLC Home will come to your home and devote as much time as necessary to show you how to prepare your home for sale.  We can help with a consultation and with implementation of our suggestions.  Staged homes sell faster than the competition and, in most markets, for more money.

Whether your home is large or small, vacant or occupied, the investment in home staging is very low compared with the high return you will receive upon selling a staged home.

TLC Home also carries a substantial inventory of quality furniture and accessories to either augment your existing furnishings or to stage a vacant home.  Our inventory will be matched to the style of home, from contemporary to traditional.