Mountain Luxury Home Staging
The amount of work that goes into selling your home is often underestimated. It would be nice to say, “all you have to do is list your home, sign closing documents, and that’s that.” However, there are many more factors to consider when selling, and staging is one of them. Our team of interior designers are here to make sure your home gets the highest return possible.
When you walk into a professionally decorated home you know it. It looks amazing, smells great, shows the space at its best and of course, helps a buyer get excited about buying the home. Our in-house interior design team handles this from the basics to furnishing empty homes. Each home should look its best. It may be as simple as decluttering, adding art, and opening up spaces or as involved to fully furnish a home. Our professional staging services keep on hand an assortment of furniture, artwork, decor, craftsmen, and interior designers to bring your space to life. New homes can be fully furnished and decorated for potential buyers looking for a turn-key purchase.
Above, you can see the before/after of a home for sale. It was listed for 1 year 9 months unstaged. Once properly staged, it was under contract in 3 months!
Everything has a range from poor to exceptional based on a series of circumstances. Houses are no different and are a balance of return for the investment to move to a desired outcome. Seasons, weather, condition and updating of the property all play into how a home will present itself to buyers. At Mountain Luxury we balance all these variables to create the best possible sales conditions based on a property’s and owners’ situation.
Staging in its simplest form is clean and clutter free both inside and out. Our team will walk through and identify items to remove. This allows the home to feel light and spacious. Large pieces of furniture may need to go, extra chairs, or ancillary items that overwhelm the space. All personal items like toothbrushes must be kept out of site. Surfaces should have a minimal number of items and what remains needs to bring a sense of welcome, similar to the preparations for a guest. We pick up these tricks from our lodging side and love how the house feels after.
Small items like a basket of rolled washcloths in a crisp white, accent candles and apothecary jars, a fresh orchid situated on small trays to keep things tidy bring back the “welcome home” once the house has been thinned out. It seems a little silly to go buy these items just to sell and since we do this again and again, Mountain Luxury has stock to come in and prep your home from the simple touches, to fully furnishing vacant homes.
In need of staging often and finding some staging companies used cardboard boxes for mattresses and extremely cheap furniture, Mountain Luxury worked with furniture vendors and opened wholesale accounts. We have a large inventory to make any home look beautiful and simply charge a flat fee vs. a monthly rental. We feel it is our obligation to get the home sold and don’t want a conflict with a monthly rent on furniture. We travel to the furniture market about every 18 months to keep up on trends and update of inventory.
We offer our wholesale prices to our clients and designers and you may purchase new items as well. This gives us a unique opportunity to ensure all homes are professionally decorated. Our team is here to help guide you through larger projects too, including items that may need updating but we always balance the return of such improvements and make sure the benefit 1) meets your needs and 2) makes sense financially.
Walking into a professionally decorated home feels good. People want to move into a welcoming home that makes them want to come home. These efforts pay dividends in many ways, first, a staged home will get you more money. It moves a buyer to that emotional point that they really love the house and in negotiation, this pays you somewhere between 6-10% but it pays you again by selling faster. A professionally staged home looks better in pictures and thus online getting more showings faster saving on carrying costs of the property and moving you to your next adventure.
That is why at ML we are here to make sure we always do whatever we can to ensure you are getting the absolute best results possible, even if that means more work for us. Reach out and let us help you get the most out of your home but be careful, you may like it so much when we are done you may want to stay. :-)
- Light Staging Included with a listing. With light staging, Mountain Luxury will help you simplify decor, create a list of repairs along with coordinating completion of said repairs, and adding minor artwork.
- Empty House Staging Mountain Luxury will stage the rooms most attractive to buyers, Living, Dining, and Master Bedroom. Prices vary upon listing. Furniture used is contemporary, stylish and strictly "staging" furniture, never lived in.
- Rental Staging If you would like to use your home as a vacation rental, we can help you prepare your home to handle turnover traffic and the demands those renting a house for a week expect.
Staging your home poorly can have the opposite affect and be the reason why your home is sitting on the market or not going under contract. If you are a DIY kind of person make sure to check out our article, Top 10 staging Tips for friendly advice on staging your home. If you are not a DIYer or are seeking professional staging advice work with us!
Our professional staging services harbor an assortment of furniture, decorations, craftsmen, and interior designers that will bring your space to life. If you are thinking of selling now is the time to prepare your home. List with us and you’ll be able to take advantage of our staging services and in-house photographer, copy writer, and graphic designer. We don’t cost more than other brokerages. It’s funny, for the same price you get more with us! If you want to sell your home or pick our brain on staging or other marketing ideas email us and let’s get the conversation started.