Occupied Homes Need Love Also
While we are a full-service home staging company, specializing in vacant properties; we believe our relationship together starts with a home staging consultation.
A home staging consultation is a verbal walk through of the property to give professional advice to get the home in market-ready condition. This may include cosmetic fixes and furniture rearrangement, if needed. The home owner or agent may choose to do the work themselves or hire our company for further services to complete the project.
Jon Miller, our VP of Operations, was recently certified as an Occupied Consultation Specialist (OCS) allowing us to streamline and tailor our process for success.
When you work with an OCS professional, you will experience a systematic approach that discusses the presentation of the fixed assets (the true “money” makers) of a given property while taking into consideration the home sellers timeframe and budget.
In a perfect world, everything would be replaced/repaired/redone when entering the market. In the real world, the guidance of an OCS will provide industry insights and solutions that allow you to enter the market as strong as possible based on YOUR circumstances.
This service is the right fit for:
A Do-It-Yourself seller who needs objective advice
A seller who needs a strategy behind preparing and showcasing the home properly
A Real Estate Agent looking to educate their clients on the importance of home staging.
An agent who wants to beat out neighboring competition and get the biggest ROI.
A seller and/or agent who wants more money in their pocket from the sale.
During this 2-hour verbal consultation, we encourage the home seller or agent to take notes as we tour the property together discussing:
What appeals to today’s buyers
What to pack, what to keep, what to move
Paint colors that sell properties
How to arrange furniture
Tricks for closet organization
Adjustments to lighting
Shopping list suggestions to create the model home look
Cosmetic changes that have the most powerful return on investment
Home seller safety
Here is an example of the advice we will provide. Take a look at this before photo below of a front porch. This space was uninviting, needed some repair and a fresh start.
Our recommendations for this front porch included painting the front door a cheery blue, staining the wood, paint the property’s exterior, clean up the porch, highlight the porch swing, trim the bushes and of course add more color with flowers.
These changes resulted in multiple offers — that gave the sellers the best return on their investment. The property is listed at $274,950 and was sold for $298,000. $23,050 over asking price!
This demonstrates an OCS understands the reasons behind their home staging recommendations. The seller then has the distinctive advantage understanding how staging is NOT about making a house pretty; it’s about making it MARKETABLE. In a world where we have only 9 seconds to grab someone’s attention, your OCS will create the edge needed to make those 9 seconds count!
Spots are limited so grab your consult today by booking below.
Watch this video to see the Jsquared team behind the scenes transforming this home using the home seller’s furnishings. This would be an upgrade package to the consult, if you wanted our company to complete the staging plan created during the consultation for you. Contact us to learn more.