Home Staging & Styling Services
Smart home sellers in Charlotte know Real Estate Styling, also known as Home Staging, is an upfront investment in a marketing plan towards a fast and lucrative sale. According to the Real Estate Staging Association, staged homes sit on the market 78% less time than homes that does not have a professional stagers assistance. In today's market, your competition is staging and homes with a "model home look" sell first.
At A Fresh Look Design, our goal is to help our clients sell their home profitably. I define staging as the psychological process of marketing your home to appeal to the largest number of prospective clients. There are proven psychological methods we put to work to create emotional attachments with buyers to the homes we stage. Home buying is based on emotions and that is a valuable resource. Staging is not about spending a lot of money buying new things. We use what clients already own and re-purpose and relocate for a renewed vision, making it cost effective. We walk through the home with the critical eye of a potential buyer and suggest design and decorating modifications that are unique to your space. Our services are straightforward, our process is simple, and our approaches take into consideration each seller’s situation, timeline and personal resources. At A Fresh Look Design we get the edge on the competition and we GUARANTEE your home will be in a better position to receive top offers quickly!
STYLE AND STAGE IT - You'll MAKE MORE BY SELLING FOR MORE!
Walk & Talk: Real Estate Styling Consultation
Every Home Staging begins with a Walk & Talk Consultation. Selling your home can be extremely overwhelming especially without a plan. We break down each component of the staging process and you will know exactly what is needed to prepare your home for sale. You want your home to resonate with buyers who will picture themselves entertaining, raising their kids and hosting holiday dinners in your house and professional staging utilizes methods to create those emotional connections. You decide what work you want Lisa to handle and what you plan to do yourself. The appointment lasts for two hours where Lisa details a plan of action to get top dollar for your home and advises on strategies for attracting top buyers. Our 2 hour Home Styling Consultation fee is $300.00 for occupied properties up to 3,600 square feet which includes a written plan of action. Additional rates for larger homes.
Vacant Home Styling and Staging With Rental Furniture
This is the "Top Encilada" of staging you might see on TV where we bring in furniture, accessories, suggest possible minor renovations perhaps such as paint, new counter tops, flooring and storing away dated furnishings. This type of professional staging shows the home at its very best and you can expect a return of 2-3 times your Staging investment. Home staging is about creating an emotional connection between your home and a buyer, which is difficult if a home is empty. Most people can not visualize how to use an empty space - they need to see furnishings in order to imagine themselves living in your home. A vacant home takes longer to sell and often comes across as smaller than it really is. Vacant homes can send a signal to home buyers that you are desperate to sell, leads to price reductions and encourages lower offers than warranted. Each week that a home sits on the market, it costs you money. A Fresh Look Design offers several different rental furniture styles to choose from or uses selections from our furnishings warehouse, to create a custom look that appeals to the target market to sell your home fast. You can stage one room, the key "money" rooms or a whole house. Some of the buyers love the staged looks so much they request to buy the furnishings from the homes! Prices vary depending upon the size and needs of the home or we tailor the staging to your budget.
Next Step - Additional Staging Services
Four Hour " Face-Lift" Partial Styling and staging
Sometimes a house is large and requires more time or needs a little more TLC. This is the Four Hour " Face-lift". Generally this package involves helping you address the items on the Staging Consultation " to do list" such as re-positioning furnishings to improve flow, hanging artwork, restyling accessories, styling bookshelves, de-cluttering, packing and sometimes spending a little money adding minor accessories to update and modernize your space. This is for those overwhelmed and in need of support. Four hour package is $300.00.
GET IT SOLD Full Service Home Styling and Design
This is the perfect solution for clients who prefer to hire our design consultant to take care of things. We will set the entire home up quickly to enter the market for buyer showings or Open House weekends. Services include furniture rental, de-cluttering, packing personal items, painting, furniture re-positioning, restyling the accessories, creating focal areas for each room and overseeing outdoor improvements to ensure “curb appeal” to draw buyer attention and maximize your homes potential. This service benefits sellers who live out-of-state and costs $80.00 an hour.
Many of our sellers choose to rent furniture, props and accessories on a monthly basis from A Fresh Look Design. We offer several different furniture styles to choose from when renting to create a custom look or we can provide a list of furnishings available from our warehouse. Some of the buyers love the staged looks so much they request to buy the furnishings!
Personal Shopping Assistance
This service caters to busy clients who lack time or who want personal shopping assistance when selecting bedding, wall art, linens, lighting fixtures and other accessories. A Fresh Look Design offers full service decorating and design services for furniture, art, accessories and rugs. Consult with us if you are updating the look of your home prior to making a purchase to achieve a designer look at affordable prices. Cost $80.00 an hour and we know where to shop and waste no time.
A Fresh Look Design can shoot or arrange for quality digital photos for positive online advertising and MLS listings. Photos are crucial to effectively market your home and often determine whether a prospective buyer tours your residence.
Professional Trade Referrals
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