Renovating vs. Home Staging: How to Redesign For A Faster Sale:

April 6, 2020

If you are thinking about selling your home, you might be wondering whether it is prudent to renovate it prior to listing or simply stage the home.  There are positives and negatives to each of these strategies.  Let’s take a look at whether staging a Home in Mississauga or renovating is the better approach to expedite a property sale faster.

Home Staging Has been deemed essential by today’s top real estate agents, with a proven ability to increase property market value and sell faster. Naini D’Souza the Owner of “Alpha & Omega Staging & Design”  a professional home stager and interior designer in Mississauga has a unique vision for every design project that goes beyond a regular staging plan. It involves a master plan to declutter, organize & style any property with carefully curated art, decor & furniture to create that oh so “WOW” look.

Deciding whether renovating is necessary, or if home staging is the best redesign for a faster sale can sometimes be difficult for a real estate agent or homeowner. In a dated home, the seller seems enticed to completely renovate the whole home. But, Home Staging in Mississauga is more than just putting a beautiful sofa in a room. Furniture is just one of the tools that Home Stagers in Mississauga use to solve problems.

Although everyone has different tastes in decor and furnishings, most people want a home that is welcoming, functional, updated and organized. We tailor your house so that buyers will describe it in those terms rather than by your style of decorating. Getting rid of clutter and having fewer but larger accessories is a great place to start.

Making sure your home isn’t decorated specific to just your style doesn’t mean your rooms should be devoid of color. Instead, keep color schemes neutral & simple and dose them with on-trend pops of colour, like a clean tan, a soft gray or a warm white & add a few warm coloured cushions to match the art in the room to tie the whole room together. Create a natural flow with appropriate furniture placement & space planning. Let every buyer walk into the home imagining their future dream home.

The goal of staging is always to get the property sold in the shortest amount of time, for the greatest profit. Sometimes that means adding a modern sofa with some cushions to give it depth & add texture. Other times it might mean a fresh coat of paint for the entire home & upgraded lighting as part of the master plan to stage the property. Every property is unique and therefore an onsite consultation is scheduled with the home owner prior to putting it on the market to determine what is needed to get it ready.

The bottom line is that you have to get outside your head and inside the mind of a potential home buyer. It’s very difficult to be objective about your own home, but it’s crucial if you want to sell it. Thats when the expertise of a professional designer comes in who can see beyond the bold paint choices and bulky furniture, who has an eye for design and can transform your existing living spaces into someone else’s dream home.

Alpha & Omega Staging & Design are experts at re-inventing spaces through combining textures, colors and materials that deliver a “WOW” effect. Every project undertaken by this team has delivered superior results & given their clients the expected ROI and more. Check out the gallery page for their latest projects.

Tell us: Do you believe there’s a difference between staging and decorating? If you do Let us know in the comments section!