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Home Staging in Birmingham

Kathy's Kreations home staging services provides the homeowner and realtor with the most desirable outcome: a quick sale for the best price, a win-win situation.

Presenting a home to the broadest potential market is often difficult since the seller has many personal memories tied up in the home that they are preparing to sell. Hiring a professional with an objective eye to stage a home for the general market will make the process easy and the sale successful.

Clearly, home sellers want to move on and showcasing a home for quick sale at top dollar is in their best interests. The market shows that more than 60% of buyers are willing to spend more money to buy a home that is move-in ready:

  • The ROI (return on investment) on home staging costs are more than two-fold. Reports in numerous 2009 North American real estate articles have the ROI upwards of 5 times the initial investment.
  • An average of 68% of couples will decide on a home the same day they walk into it. Stat from Real Estate Weekly.
  • Staged homes typically sell in one month and un-staged homes can take six months or more to sell (market dependant). Stat from National Association of Realtors.

Professional Staging Tricks & Tips

An artist for 35 years, Dawna Johnson, is an Accredited Staging Professional Master (ASP) and owner of Sacramento Staging Solutions. She says the idea behind staging is to allow rooms to show themselves. "If your home is vacant, its soulless, Dawna warns. Without staging, it will probably remain on the market for many months. She calls the kitchen the heart of the home, and offers this practical advice for making that space sparkle:

  • Apply orange oil to cabinets that appear dry, which will renew their original luster
  • Put out large bowls of fruit such as polished apples, bright oranges, luscious grapes
  • Arrange colorful and fun cookbooks on the counters