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Frequently Asked Questions

"If you can't see it,  you can't sell it." -Barb Scharz


Isn't Staging Decorating?

Fact: Staging is NOT Decorating or Design! Decorating or Design is personalizing and Staging is De-Personalizing and preparing a house for the un-known Buyer. That is why it’s KEY that you hire someone with training specifically on how to prepare a house for sale.  The Accredited Staging Professional Designation™ (ASP™) is the ONLY nationally recognized professional designation for Home Staging.

Doesn't Staging Cost Too Much?

Fact: Staging is an INVESTMENT in getting a house sold and the investment in Staging is always less than a price reduction. We like to ask our clients, “Can you afford NOT to Stage?” When compared with the other costs associated with the sale or purchase of a home, Staging is very reasonable. In most markets, a Staging report detailing what needs to be done to Stage the house for sale is less than the appraisal or Home Inspection reports.

All I Need Are Lights, Flowers & Music, right?

Fact: Lights, Flowers and Music are great for Showing a house, but that is not Staging. Staging requires an objective and professional assessment of a house’s strengths and challenge areas, and solutions to help Buyers fall in love with what they see.  This requires more than just flowers and music to achieve- it requires an Action Plan!  Your ASP™ can help you and your clients with a Success Plan for getting their house STAGED and SOLD!

Can't I Just Watch One of Those Shows?

Fact: The shows on HGTV and similar channels give Sellers the idea that they need to do something to their house to prepare it for sale, but Sellers cannot truly be objective in a house they have been living in and need a third party independent opinion to get it properly Staged.  ASPs have the experience and ideas to help Sellers get their houses ready and we honor our clients, and work closely with Realtors to help get a house sold.

Home Staging® Myth Busters
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Barb Schwarz 2006


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