During all my years working as a home stager, I have often come across difficult circumstances such as divorce. Divorce is very stressful and preparing and selling a home can intensify the hardship of the situation. Usually children are involved and they suffer because they have to say goodbye to their family units, their homes, and sometimes their neighborhoods, friends, and schools. Parents have to deal with their own emotional issues as well as their children’s. Overwhelmed parents usually want to sell the home and get on with their new lives and this is where they can lose money on their investment.
It can be extremely difficult to keep both of the home sellers at one table in order to discuss all that needs to be done to get the house ready and staged for the market. Homeowners often don’t have the time, energy or motivation to prepare their home for sale. Having been through this many years ago myself, I understand these emotions and difficulties.
At a time when it seems that there are so many decisions to be made, it’s comforting to know that a trained professional home stager can help guide one through the process with empathy, sensitivity, compassion. That is what is needed to quickly bring the home up-to-date and ready to go on the market with an inviting appeal for the prospective buyers.
We have all seen homes go on the market that are from separating couples. These homes often appear sad. Usually some furniture pieces are missing and there is a look of drabness. These homes are quickly marked as “for quick sale”, meaning “get it cheap and as is”.
As a Home Stager, I always put people’s needs before the home’s needs and this approach has enabled me to work with both of the home sellers in these difficult circumstances and they have been able to present themselves as a united front to the potential buyers. This process has made all the difference for my past clients and the SOLD sign has gone up.
At Seattle Staged To Sell, we don’t just stage homes. We strive to put people first and help them through the entire process. For us, relationships matter.