Professional “Home Stagers” and a Study
“Home Staging” is a common name for that series of tasks undertaken to make your home look the best it can. It s like “primping” for houses.
Several weeks ago there was a post about some resources for people trying to “stage” their home. Now we bring your attention to another option that may be available to you: hiring a PROFESSIONAL Home Stager. A story in the South Bend Tribune this past Saturday focused on this little-known niche service. Good people to talk to are interior decorators and designers (there is a difference, so I m told! To call a Designer a Decorator is akin to the worst “your momma” insult you could dish out. “Designers” are the uber-experts.)
Another term I ve heard, which I hope catches on because it s far more user-friendly, is “House Fluffing.”
In light of this topic and some others that have come up recently, look for a set of survey questions here, soon. We are working on a study to try and determine how effective practices like “house fluffing” really are on maximizing the profit from a home sale. And we ll also put together a “Top 5? type list of the most and least effective suggestions. If you have any particular items you would like to see results from, please post a comment with it.