St. Paul design company talks about home staging
How do you charge for your service?
Who we talked to
"I charge $50 an hour, with a one-hour minimum."
Why do you think staging a home helps it sell quickly?
"Staging helps the potential buyer picture themselves in the home more easily than a home that's empty or a home that's over-stuffed and cluttered. When a home is neutralized, well organized and welcoming, the potential buyer sees themselves moving right in without having to make any changes."
What are the benefits of staging a home on the market?
"Staged homes sell faster than un-staged homes. I have had homes that were on the market for three to five months that were empty or cluttered. Then they decided to have their home staged and they all sold within two weeks to two months."
Do you have some trade secrets you can divulge?
"Decluttering and neutralizing the decor are the most important factors to selling your home quickly. Updating and making sure the potential buyer can move right in is important as well. Trying to sell your home? It's important to grab the edge in this tough market."