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Spruce up your home with these easy redesign ideas
Repeat After Me . . . Staging costs less than a price reduction
Here’s how a Home Stager can get the premium price from a sale
Stagers are professionals who work with real estate agents to help them sell homes by enhancing interiors for the best possible presentation. Realtors know that selling is more effective, and perceived values increase when prospective customers walk through rooms that are beautifully designed and decorated. This is where the stager can be an essential partner to the agent and the seller.
We partner with real estate agents and Property Managers like yourself in order to market your listings to their best capacity. Partnering with a professional home stager & Redesigner adds credibility to your business, tremendous value to your listing package, and ultimately results in faster, more profitable home sales. Certified Home Stagers are specially trained to work with agents to quickly transform the inside of the home so that the traffic that the agent drives to the home will result in multiple offers.
How do they do this? We use an 8-step “FEEL HOME EMOTIONS” mission in each room of the home that serves to engage your clients (the home seller) in the process while ensuring that every detail is dealt with in the transformation of the home.
Here are the three easy steps to ensure a SOLD home:
1. Before listing the home, have a Home Stager come to the home and develop a plan for staging the home that focuses on quick transformations, return on investment and works within the client’s budget. Even if you’re a DIYer, we can create a WALK & TALK action plan for you to reference.
2. Working with the home seller, the Home Stager makes only those changes that will reap a large return on dollars spent AND will speak to home buyers’ emotions.
3. Once staged, the home is photo ready! Since 95% of home buyers are using the Internet to determine whether to visit the home, photos of professionally staged rooms will set the listing apart from the rest.
Staging of Owner-Occupied Homes for Sale – We offer a variety of services for occupied homes including in-home consultation, a DIY Walk & Talk action plan, art and accessory packages, and staging only a particular room to showcase its function. Occupied staging focuses on decluttering and furniture placement over purchase to make your home market & photo ready.
Staging of Vacant Homes for Sale – We walk every property before providing a bid so we can create a customized design plan that positions the home to sell fast, with the most abundant amount. Our bid is a fixed, flat fee – no monthly fees, no ongoing fees, no design fees, no delivery fees … NO Surprises! The rental fees are based on the number of rooms or square footage of the home.
Interior Redesign – Lifestyle by Design can provide options and ideas for “refreshing” your home’s decor as well as providing assistance with shopping (which is primary in-home shopping) and setup. Services and products can be customized to fit the homeowner’s budget. This service works well if you have an upcoming personal or business event that you’ll have within your home, great way to showcase your sanctuary.
Holiday and Event Staging – Whether you’re planning an event at your home or office and need assistance decorating for the holidays, Lifestyle by Design can provide options and ideas to give your space that perfect look to enhance that special occasion. Services and products can be customized to fit the homeowner/client’s budget.
It’s human nature to be attracted to pretty things and staged homes are much prettier than unstaged or badly staged homes. Staging relieves your client of stress and pressure and worries if their home looks good enough for buyers to pay the highest price.
Professional staging will encourage the buyer to form an ‘emotional link’ with the house and it’s that connection that leads them to buy the home. When our home was on the market I put out pamphlets of information about the local schools, local farmer markets, local wineries & Music – this way it makes them a part of home & community. It’s an idea I took from going up military, for each new deployment we would have a welcome kit waiting for us with all the information we needed to engage with our new community.
Remember staging is an investment, not an expense. You are investing in a proven method for appealing to the greatest number of potential buyers willing to pay the highest price. Remember earlier when I said we had our home on the market – it was on the market for 1 day, our home was a 30-year-old home with some aging, and it was bought within 4 hours. I asked our realtor what was her response to your survey question, and he said as she walked around she felt she had found “Home”.
Your Friendly Organizer, Cheryl
Here’s your FEEL HOME EMOTION pdf … Feel The Joy!
If you’re looking for guidance beyond this post today, my Coach/Organize/Stage Programs can be customized just for you and/or your clients. Book a Complimentary Session to discuss how I can help your clients get the best and quickest price for their homes. I look forward to guiding you on your journey to achieve a ‘Showcase’ of your homes or business.
Ways to contact us!
Call/Text 860.961.6824 or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for your free 1/2 hour consultation.
Making Intentional Decisions
In 1995, I found myself recleaning the same clutter in clients’ homes. I decided to ask a few clients that I was close to if I could apply my C – O – R + method in their homes.
I had “absolutely” from everyone. I sat with them explaining that while cleaning their homes, I had noticed that I can no longer fit one more bottle of cleaning products under the kitchen sink or fit one more pair of shoes into the hallway closet.
I explained my C – O- R + method: the acronyms stand for CLEAN – ORGANIZE – REDESIGN + so much more. I told them that I was noticing clutter in spaces where I kept recleaning and tidying up each week. I explained together we could come up with systems that can make the home functional, and efficient with purposeful spaces. I discussed how from then on when I clean their homes, I would organize drawers, cabinets, and closets along my path of cleaning.
When I finished my first home with my new method – it was celebrated by the family giving notes and cards when I arrived at their home the following week.
The notes mentioned items like Time Saving, Saving money at the grocery store because of no more overbuying, and finding paperwork for school or work easier, getting out of the door on time in the mornings.
After leaving that home with cards and notes in hand, I decided to make an intentional decision for my business that the Clean – Organize – Redesign method will become the foundation of my cleaning company.
I found a niche in the then-saturated cleaning business. It has served clients well over the last 27 years, In 1999 I brought the method into commercial cleaning, which lead to helping out small doctors’, and lawyers’ offices get organized and be more efficient businesses.
This new business foundation solved a problem for my clients, it fit the 3 priorities I found to make the final decision to interweave this method into my business.
I would leave my clients homework when they were having a hard time making those decisions, here is the homework I would leave them:
1-minute blueprint for making difficult decisions
- What is the problem that needs to be solved? (declutter clients’ homes)
- Identify your top priorities for having the problem solved (keep it to 3) (save client time, save labor, extra$)
- List them in the order of importance (save client time, save labor, extra$)
- Write the 3 priorities in their order, and post them where they’re visible
The next time they had to make a difficult decision, they could evaluate their options through what they learned is most important to them.
Below is a 10/10 sheet, ten spaces, ten minutes – these are spaces where you’re going to see quick visuals of organizing, it helps to keep you motivated for your next challenge.
Peace & Harmony
𝒴𝑜𝓊𝓇 𝒻𝓇𝒾𝑒𝓃𝒹𝓁𝓎 𝒪𝓇𝑔𝒶𝓃𝒾𝓏𝑒𝓇
We Bring Peace of Mind!
Please take a look at our process that helps with the journey of Decluttering & Downsizing your lifestyle. Let Our Experts Give You a Helping-Hand Today!
Peace & Harmony
When Fashion Meets Home Design
Open up a Vogue & Architectural Digest these days and it’s often really difficult to separate from the two.
There’s never been a more exciting time to dabble in design and push those creative boundaries of your home and fashion or maybe combining the two.
I vision this dress as a Throw Pillow (No-Sew) Cover for the sofa to add a pop of color.
Peace Harmony & Happy Fashions!
Whether you live in it or live with it . . .
Ways To Get Your Home Ready For The Holidays
Okay here’s the only WAY I can think of . . .
Contact CC Home Concierge Company (CCHC) Clean & Organize Service
Why are you thinking you have to do it all on your own? I know what you’re dealing with this time of the year, the kids are going nuts over Halloween – then that’s going to carry over into the upcoming weeks of the Holidays. If you are one of those busy working moms, that is also a daughter to parents that are living in their own home, but use your help and physical energy to help get that done, and then your husband wants your help with cooking up some goodies for his holiday party at work and you say “okay” not remembering you checked off on the list at work you were going to bring your famous cookies for the department’s International Holiday Festival – not to mention the gifts and sweets for your children’s parties at school. . . I can help you.
The services I provide to get you more time for whats most important to you:
- Help with Holiday Decorations
- Interior Redesign – Budget Friendly
- Placement over Purchase Room Rearrangement
- Services for Residential & Small Businesses
Contact me – we can setup a free consultation – to start planning for a less stressful life.
Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl
DIY! Home Fashion Friday
This chick has great ideas . . . cheap . . . simple – my kind of girl!
I thought some of my make-up artist chickcas’ could use some of her light-weight merchandising ideas – that don’t take up a lot of room with the ease of set up. I am also thinking of my “Staging Sweetys” out there, in reference to some great “Decorating on the Go” designs. Enjoy!
Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl