Professional home staging is a real estate marketing tool. It's based on using standard design principles such as color, scale, harmony and focal point to create maximum appeal.
Staging focuses attention on the best features of your house to make it attractive, warm and inviting, but not overly personal.
Staged homes have twenty-five year history of selling for about 17% more and twice as fast - in all market conditions.
Staging Creates Better Pictures for On-Line Marketing
Over 95% of buyers will first see your house in an on-line image and decide within seconds if they want to see it in person...or dismiss it.
Staging ensures that pictures of your house work for you, and not against you.
Staging Impresses Visitors
If your house is staged, the buyers who come to see it will be impressed. They also will be able to begin to form the emotional attachment that leads to a sale.
Two hour informal consultation with recommendations for the interior and exterior, including paint colors if needed: $250
Each additional hour: $95
Travel charges may apply in some areas
Sandy has helped countless home sellers across the country get results, and she can help you too.
"Sandy, thank you for helping us sell our house so quickly. We put it on the market Friday and got an offer Monday evening. How's that for fast? We really think the home staging you did made it easier for buyers to see themselves in our home (minus the clutter and junk)! It's really amazing how rearranging a few things and clearing the clutter could make such a difference. Thanks again."
Heather and Edwin Robinson
Another successful with Sandy preparing a house for sale in Tryon, NC. With very little money and lots of sweat equity the property was transformed under Sandy's guidance. There were multiple offers with 16 days, and it sold for $3,500 over the asking price. Preparing a home for sale with an expert like Sandy really pays off."
New View Realty, Tryon, NC
"We recently had the pleasure of working with Sandy LeRoy of Sterling Property Services, Hendersonville, NC in the initial assessment of our home prior to listing it for sale.
We were very pleased with her advice and recommendations. Sandy looked at our furniture arrangements, at the 'objects d'art' that were on the shelves and walls, and the color groupings in a certain room that worked (or didn't). Sandy offered clear suggestions to capture a buyer's eye and imagination with respect to each room and to maximize the "wow" impact of the the very important first impressions via pictures and internet.
We appreciated Sandy's efforts to utilize what we had, without undue expense in this time of transition. Sandy emphasized use of plants, real and silk, to soften and enhance areas where furniture and/or trinkets might have detracted. At the end of our appointment, with Sandy's help positioning furniture in two rooms and her discernment in a third room, we came away with arrangements that made absolute sense - a "why didn't we think of that?" experience!
All said, we found a real value in Sandy's experience and the excellent service provided. We would recommend sandy and Sterling Property Services to anyone who wishes to gain a better edge in the real estate market."
Paula and Mike Jordan
"Selling your house in a tough market is really difficult: you have to let go of some of the things you love about your home and always keep in mind that you're trying to sell to someone else, NOT yourself.
That's the first step, but what do you do next? We knew that we had a nice house in a popular place, but we also knew that we had lots of competition, and we wanted to make our house easy to buy.
We have used Sterling Property Services to help maintain our house: power-washing, painting and the like, and Roger always does a great job - he is the most thorough painter we've ever seen, and the results show it. When we decided to put the house on the market, we realized that the interior needed repainting and the colors updated, and called him again. That's where Sandy's help came in: she assessed all the room, found coordinated colors that emphasized the best features of the house, and suggested a number of simple things we could do to make an empty house feel like a place you'd want to live.
The results speak for themselves: the house got lots of showing, and sold after only five weeks on the market.
Thanks Sandy and Roger!!"
Sandra and Ronald Macklem
Highland Lake, Flat Rock, NC
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