Home Staging: Vacant, Occupied, and Model Homes

Home staging is a versatile tool that adapts to various scenarios. Let's delve into the three primary types of home staging: Vacant, Occupied, and Model home staging, each offering a unique approach to making a home market-ready.

May 13, 2023

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Vacant Home Staging

Vacant home staging comes into play when the property for sale is empty. Without furniture or decor, vacant homes can seem cold and uninviting. They may also appear smaller than they are, as it can be difficult for buyers to visualize the scale without furniture for reference.

In vacant home staging, a professional stager brings in furniture, art, and decor to give the home warmth and personality. This process helps potential buyers visualize how the space could be used and allows them to imagine themselves living there.

Occupied Home Staging

Occupied home staging occurs when the current residents are still living in the home during the selling process. The stager will work with the existing furniture and decor, enhancing the home's appeal without the need for major upheavals.

This could involve decluttering, rearranging furniture, adding or removing decor, and offering advice on quick updates that can make a big impact. The goal is to show the home in its best light, while still allowing it to be functional for its current inhabitants.

Model Home Staging

Model home staging is typically used by developers and builders in new construction or condominium sales. These homes are staged to sell a lifestyle and help potential buyers understand the potential of the property.

A model home stager will strategically select furniture, art, and accessories that highlight the home's features and appeal to the target market. This could involve staging a home office in a neighborhood popular with young professionals or highlighting family-friendly living spaces in a community aimed at families.

Each of these types of staging has its unique benefits and approaches, but they all aim to make the home as appealing as possible to potential buyers. Whether you're selling an empty property, living in your home while it's on the market, or trying to sell a new build, professional staging can make the process easier and more successful.

I hope this post has been helpful. If you're considering selling your home and need help with staging, feel free to contact us for a consultation.

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