Ted Stumpf
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The value of home staging

by Ted Stumpf 01/22/2023

Sofa with pillows and a mirror hung on the wall

Some may say home staging is an art form. Rightfully so! It involves the process of decorating a space to create a warm and inviting ambiance. The staging of a home is done to attract potential buyers. So, what’s achieved by staging your property, and why should you hire a professional home stager? 

How much value does home staging add?

Buyers on the market are usually checking out multiple properties in hopes of finding “the one”. This means first impressions are crucial.

Home staging depersonalizes a property, so prospective buyers can envision the space as their own, rather than see it as someone else's home. 

Marketing becomes much easier for a staged home. Professional pictures and a clean yet neutral space goes a long way. 

Hiring a home stager

When you’re ready to start the home buying process, consider hiring a professional staging company. Some real estate agents offer staging services, but a professional who specializes in this area may have more to offer. 

Since they are an unbiased party, they can easily depersonalize the home and make it ready for the view of many.

Studies have even shown, 91% of sellers who’ve hired a home stager have sold their property within a month. 

Overall, home staging professionals can greatly increase potential buyers interested in the property. They can provide a neutral take in preparing your home for sale, which will increase the chances of your property selling faster. Consider inquiring about local home staging services with your real estate agent for more information.

About the Author

Ted Stumpf

Ted draws energy and joy from building synergetic relationships with his Clients. Ted's nature is graciously gregarious and persevering; he's honest; and he's been dedicated to a substantial list of clientele throughout his 25 years in the hospitality business and almost two years as a REALTOR. His passion is creating a sincere, successful relationship with people.

Ted grew up in a family of Realtors in central Indiana, earned a degree in economics and philosophy from the University of Notre Dame, and jumped into all aspects of the restaurant business. His ensuing hospitality career path eventually led him into the Event Management Sales & Service role in hotels and quickly guided him to Los Angeles, San Francisco, and finally to a luxury resort in the Napa Valley, where he, his husband, and their dog have resided for almost a decade now.  

The irony is not lost on Ted that his ‘growth’ journey has culminated in“living happily ever after” in an agricultural area with a small-town feel and sense of community strikingly reminiscent of his youth…and as a REALTOR nonetheless!