Staging is a process where a realtor like Laura Fricosu, gets your house ready to be sold. Even the word staging conjures up the magic involved in transforming something into something else. In this case the house you are trying to sell into a home that is wonderful and appealing to others.
According to Laura, when selling your house the “House has got to be presentable.” She accomplishes this with the skills she learned over the last 7 years. The process can consist of several facets after she first gets a good look at the property. She will go through a checklist for what are the recommendations. If the client wishes to take her up on the suggestions she makes, she begins her magic. Laura’s motto sums it up, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression,” so that is why she started, Next Stage Real Estate
What does staging involve? Well, first there is often a need to get rid of clutter and who hasn’t accumulated that? The average person who has been in their home a long time will have their own personal things scattered about. Sometimes, they may look great, but often it is too personal a look or style for the house to appeal to lots of people. Laura will help you decide what needs to be put away to show the home at its best. Uncluttering the rooms “gives a home a cleaner, newer look,” she said. Then she will view the furniture with an experienced eye. She may like what she sees and ask to just rearrange it. If the house owners have already left or the furniture is not so prime anymore, she may even bring in her own furniture. Any home will always sell better when furnished according to Miss Fricosu. There will be accessorizing and final little touches to perk up the personality of your home and again make it the kind of place others must own. That is the whole point, if you are interested in selling it.
So how much does this service cost? Usually, most realtors who do this may not even have Laura’s experience and still charge $250- $1200 for an average home. Some restrictions and limitations will be discussed when you call Laura. If you have super large home, a really special project or a mansion, it could go to a couple thousand. Now for the very best part- Laura will do it for free. Yes, you heard that right, if you list your home with Laura, she will do it for free.
So why should you do this? Laura says that a staged home will sell more quickly. The US Housing and Urban Development say that your house will actually sell at a price of 17% higher if staged. Homegain.com puts it another way .According to them, sellers who spent $500 on staging recovered over 343% of the cost when they sold their home. Another statistic by the Real Estate Staging Association.com says in tests the unstaged house sold in 102 days, where the identical home sold in 45 days. With so many possible homes on the market, your house must be the best, look the best, and put its best foot forward. Staging does this for a seller.
So sellers, if you want to sell your home quicker and for more money and save the money for staging, you better call Laura Fricosu. She is a realtor at Keller Williams Hope Reality located at 12 E. Kiowa St. in Colorado Springsand can be reached by phone at 719-510-0317.