Many real estate sellers are interested in seeing before and after photos of home staging designs, in order to get an idea of the drastic differences between staged and unstaged properties. The old saying is certainly true in that a picture is worth a thousand words. However, you must remember that home staging is never a cookie-cutter process and each room will be a unique challenge from design and functionality perspectives.
The techniques and strategies which work best in one location may not be useful for all. Therefore, it is still wise to thoroughly research the entire staging process if you intend to perform DIY staging in your own home or you can simply resign yourself to hiring a full service stager, in order to guarantee idyllic results that will be made to order.
This dialog examines the usefulness of before and after photos for staging education and marketing purposes.
Before and After Pictures of Home Staging
Before and after photos of real estate staging are also crucial components of most stager’s personal portfolios. Clients love to see real pictures and these images can provide an accurate visual representation of a stager’s skills and talents when courting prospective new customers.
Most of all, quality before and after pictures show that staging is worth the investment, since even an untrained eye will respond emotionally to any aesthetic improvement in a given space. It is for this reason that I urge all stagers to photograph their work personally with quality equipment, or better yet, hire a professional photographer to document their best work for personal and professional marketing use and future résumé-building applications.
Uses for Before and After Photos of Home Staging
Do-it-yourselfers who are interested in trying out home staging for the first time are certainly encouraged to peruse lots of before and after pictures of various property staging applications. The more pictures you see, the better you will recognize certain themes in design, regardless of the type of furnishings or style utilized.
Good before and after photos will always improve the look, feel and flow of the room and create universal appeal by decluttering, depersonalizing and neutralizing the décor. Keep this in mind as you work on your own home, once you are ready to get the project started.
Importance of Before and After Photos of Home Staging
The most important before and after pictures are those of your own home. Regardless of whether you use DIY staging, or hire a home stager to perfect the space, the results will be worth the time and investment. Remember that home staging is the most effective form of real estate marketing and that the time and effort spent in perfecting the design will pay huge dividends when it is time to sell.
Ask your stager for before and after pictures of their work when interviewing potential professionals to work on your property. Also, for professional stagers, remember to offer photos of your work to clients to help them better understand the sweeping changes which are possible in their own interior spaces.
Photos are some of the best tools in the home staging business and using them to their fullest potential is a win/win situation for both stagers and clients alike. Read more about home staging before and after.