Professional home stagers can take an abandoned room and create a welcoming oasis that will attract home buyers.
Staging Diva Grad Gary Baugher of Nashville-based An Eye 4 Change, knows how to do just that.
Home sellers often resist looking at their home as a highly critical buyer will. It’s like taking a good hard critical look in a full length 360-degree mirror.
To really look you need to admit flaws and then figure out how to deal with them.
That’s why hiring a home staging company can make so much difference.
Stagers aren’t emotionally involved in the property and it’s their business to cost efficiently and quickly transform homes to appeal to buyers.
When real estate listings get stale
When Gary met the agent for this not-so-desirable vacant property, it had been sitting for 6 months.
Given the average days on market for a house in this price range in Nashville is 71 days, it was long past it’s “best before” date. There was simply nothing to attract buyers to this old listing.
Within two days, Gary Baugher transformed the Nashville house by updating the paint colors, using some of the owner’s left over furniture, and adding rental items.
The home went on the market at $399,900 and within two days, there was a full price offer. Not bad for a market that usually needs 71 days to sell a house!
Home staging is all about romancing the home buyer, which is especially necessary in slow real estate markets.
I’ve been following Gary’s home staging career over the past year and have always admired the style he brings to what he does.
I asked him what motivated him to start his Nashville home staging business:
“Working 15 years in management for a local car rental company and spending 50 hours a week behind a desk, I finally realized I didn’t want to do that for the rest of my life. And I wanted do something that would allow me to use my given talents.
Inspired by selling 5 of my own homes for top dollar (in several cases raising the norm for the neighborhood) and the encouragement of friends who always said I was good at decorating and should make it a career, I began my journey and researched Home Staging.
Aside from my own talents and ambition, I attribute my success to the Staging Diva Courses and Debra’s continued support. Most of all she helped me gain the confidence to put myself out there and follow my dream. She truly is an inspiration to all her students.”
Within his first two years of starting his Nashville home staging company, An Eye 4 Change, Gary Baugher has staged over $8 million of Nashville real estate with excellent results for home sellers and their real estate agents.