Frequently asked questions

  1. Q

    What is Home Staging?


    Home Staging is using limited funds, practical creativity, objectivity, market demographic knowledge, real estate knowledge and extraordinary expertise to professionally prepare a home to sell. A professionally staged home by a certified home staging company will become infinitely more attractive to potential buyers, sell quickly and for more a lot more money.* Home staging turns a small investment in professionally preparing your home into a near future windfall from the greater home sale earnings it retrieves.
  2. Q

    Why Should I Stage my home?


    With increased competition and thousands of houses on the market, home staging in the Salt Lake area is important to selling your house. From first impressions to possible layouts, home staging provides potential buyers with a visual representation of a home and can help you sell your home quickly and for a competitive price.
  3. Q

    Can I Stage my own home?


    Many times it's difficult for home owners to look at their house objectively, because they are accustomed to their surroundings. A professional home stager will view your property as a buyer and assist in the removal of negative factors.
  4. Q

    Should I put my house on the market first to see if it sells before I stage?


    This method is not recommended. Think about the importance of first impressions... the first few weeks on the market draw the greatest amount of buyers. The greatest chance of selling quickly is to have the best representation of your home right from day one.
  5. Q

    Isn't staging and decorating the same thing?


    Staging uses methods specifically designed with the buyer in mind, while decorating uses the current home owner's individual tastes and styles. The goal is to have a stylish house with a desireable atmosphere without being too specific on theme.
  6. Q

    Will a vacant property show larger if it's unfurnished?


    Although an empty room my show larger, vacant properties that remain unfurnished lack the "home-like" atmosphere that buyers desire. Providing furniture and decor to high priority areas in vacant listings accomplish the following: 1) establishes focal points and traffic patterns in the rooms, 2) provides a sense of scale in photographs, and 3) adds atmosphere that attracts buyers to the lifestyle of the property.
  7. Q

    Are all stagers the same?


    Home staging companies are individually owned and operate using their own set of guidelines. Here at Model by Design we have made a goal to set ourselves apart. One of the things that make us so unique to this business is that we own our own inventory. We are not under any time constraints to wait for another company to deliver furniture to you and best of all you get one of a kind personalized pieces for your home. Selling a home can be such a stressful time, we truly try to make this process as easy as possible. For that reason we offer several different services and packages to fit all your needs.
  8. Q

    Doesn't staging cost a lot of money?


    Staging is an investment in the sale of your property. The average cost of staging is usually MUCH LESS than your first price reduction. Statistically, the more preparation that is put into the property prior to listing, the less time it will be on the market.
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