Paramount to selling your home in no time at a premium price is a house offered to the property market with a tastefully-styled indoor space. This is the main reason why most of the time real estate agents would recommend to homeowners that they employ the help of a professional home stylist for two purposes. One for in-person showings and two, for online listing photos.
But there is no denying the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed so many things around us, almost in a jiffy.
Understandably, home sellers these days will not want to take the risk of making any nonessential contact, even by enlisting the services of a professional home stylist. Doing so will mean to say they are likely to move your belongings around. Or sometimes they would even take a piece of furniture outside to make way for another decor or an accent piece that will help enhance your indoor space’s aesthetic appeal.
And while you’d naturally want to put a limit to the number of potential buyers that you will grant access to your house for an in-person showing activity, this should not be construed that you can’t have the staging part.
Due to the COVID-19 scare, home sellers are more likely to favor less intrusion to their property that they opt not to enlist the help of a professional home stager. Some would resort to taking on a DIY styling approach instead. For this, they will try to make the most of whatever items they have at home, or in the absence or lacking something they need they would make a purchase.
How Home Stylists Today are Adopting to the Coronavirus Pandemic
If you are one of those home sellers who wanted to sell the home they are occupying but don’t have so much trust if their artistic eye would be good enough to stage their house, help is available. In unsettling times like what we have now, professional home stylists, much like everyone else, are making necessary adjustments to their business models so that a greater number of property sellers will still have access to a professional eye, even if just from a safe distance.
A handful of professional home stylists have set up dedicated virtual staging appointments using online applications such as FaceTime and Zoom, which is much better as opposed to having an in-person meeting. This gives home sellers a chance to give their hired home stylist a walkthrough of the home they want to sell and determine the level of staging help a particular room would require.
In addition to this, the virtual tour of a home will also give the home stylist a chance to identify items and furnishings the homeowner may already have that can be utilized also either as a backdrop, as an accent piece in the bar area, or as a home staging furniture in the living room. Hence, eliminating the need to look for something to rent out or buy from a store for home staging furniture.
After this, your enlisted pro stagers can set out to come up with their detailed recommendations and suggestions as far as getting your home indoor space ready for the property market is concerned. This may include altering your furniture orientation and arrangement, coming up with a list of furniture/accent pieces to buy or rent, or creating vignettes with your home’s currently existing objects.
The cost of property staging, virtual staging or online consultation that is, will be based or depend upon the amount of preparation needed as well as the sheer size of the home that needed to be worked on.
On average, the range of the cost would be anything between $500 to $1000. Such virtual consultations are worth a ton of value since it will entitle you to receive professional advice and a look for your home that you would not have been able to style on your own.