To outsource or not to outsource. This is the question! As we outsource more and more of our lives, we need to start making decisions. How much is too much? What things are essential to outsource and what are we better off just doing ourselves? In this article, we outline some signs that indicate you should outsource your home staging.
What is home staging?
Home staging is the process of styling your home before it goes on the market for sale or rental. This might include bringing in furniture and carefully placing it, adding homely touches like vases and art around the place, and just making the home feel more appealing to the eye. It’s the process of interior decorating for the purposes of sale or rental and often involves renting these interior touches rather than purchasing them or using your own.
Now, onto the signs, it’s time to get your home staging outsourced
You don’t really have an eye for style/design
This is a big one where people slip up. While you might think that you can get away with styling your own home, your own taste isn’t necessarily everyone else’s. If you haven’t been complimented often on your styling touches at home by family, friends, and random visitors, then chances are that you aren’t that awesome at it – even though you might think that it looks great. If this is the case, then it’s time to swallow your pride and engage the services of a professional – or at least ask for advice from someone you trust who is always getting compliments on their home.
While you might be able to sort out the furniture and incidentals hire yourself, having someone else through your home with a solid sense of aesthetics is important, in this case.
You care about the amount that you are going to receive for sale or rental
While some people might just want to sell or rent a property as soon as possible, at any price, the majority of us want to maximise profits, right? If you are not an experienced home staging professional yourself, then you will not be able to nail the requirements for maximising profit – but the professionals will. While you might be able to read up on home staging tips online and get it close to what a professional would, there is that knowledge that comes with experience that you will never be able to emulate.
Your time is precious to you
Home staging can take a lot of time. There are many things first to think about with design, and then to go and purchase or rent. It can take weeks or even months to come up with a good plan for staging your home and then actually implement it. If you outsource your home styling, the company will take care of all this for you. All you will have to do is think about all the other things that go into selling your home. Why wouldn’t you want to free up your time and energy during such a stressful period of your life?
Outsourcing your home staging makes the most sense for pretty much everyone, except for people that are already experienced in the industry. If you think that you can’t afford to stage your home, then remember that in most cases staging your home leads to a higher return on your property. This should be enough of a dangling carrot to help you make the leap outsourcing your home staging to a professional service that has the expertise to do your home right – and ripe for sale or rent.