Our Staging Process
Home staging is the process of preparing a home to go on the market. Staging is not simply decorating or painting. Designing Impressions specializes in identifying the strengths and weakness of each property and tailors a plan to emphasize or overcome them. Our unique approach identifies how to best represent the property by knowing what pieces, colors and placement of items will make the best first impression.
"The first impression is the one that lasts." - 90% of buyers search the internet before visiting your property.
Designing Impressions staged properties stand out from the crowd in MLS photos and increase showings.
Each property is unique and should be treated accordingly. Designing Impressions's warehouse is stocked with items in a wide variety of styles. This allows us to showcase your property when staged and results in a quicker sale for the highest value possible.
Homebuyers find a staged home easier to visualize. Designing Impressions's turns vacant properties into must see homes. Our stager will visit the property and perform a thorough walk-through. They will take pictures and notes and utilize these to draft a staging design plan. This vacant staging process is seamless thanks to our 3,000 square foot warehouse and dedicated warehouse team and equipment. Vacant staging prices are based off of many factors such as time, size of the rooms, and the amount and type of inventory being used. Because every property is unique, we do not offer prices over the phone, we must first be able to see the property.
Staging professionals take into account:
Characteristics, size, and function of the home
Style, size, and function of each room being staged
Demographics of the area
Vacant staging process
Once one of our staging professionals has had an opportunity to visit the property and create a design plan, a proposal will be provided through email. It will state the one-time staging investment for the first 60 days, the rooms to be staged, and the 30 day renewal fees.
Once you agree to hire Designing Impressions, a staging agreement will be sent for you to look over and sign. Upon receipt of the staging agreement a 25% non-refundable charge will be made with the remaining balance billed on the day of staging.
Important Note: As trained and professional stagers we look forward to staging each and every property. Clients are not allowed to select the items used in the staging process.
Why? Since we are independent from the realtor and the seller, we are uniquely qualified to use our extensive knowledge and experience in connecting buyers to individual properties. We understand implicitly the psychology that allows buyers to make an emotional connection to the property. Please understand that our focus is to appeal to the masses and draw buyers to the features of the home, we are not staging for the seller or real estate agent’s style. If all it took was decorating, then we would be out of a job. This independence and professionalism is what distinguishes us from "hobby stagers" or "in house stagers."