Home Staging by Elite Austin Is a Smart Choice for Sellers

Valerie Pierce and her team help close deals by allowing buyers to envision the home of their dreams

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By Laurel Miller
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Austin’s real estate market is sizzling, but there’s still a crucial step sellers can take to close a deal they’ll be thrilled with: home staging.

“When a home is empty, it’s easier for prospective buyers to focus on flaws,” says Valerie Pierce, founder of Elite Austin. “They’re seeing dollar signs instead of envisioning their dream home. Even in an extreme seller’s market, staging offers you major ROI, increasing the number of offers and odds of meeting or exceeding the asking price and decreasing time on the market. Staging also typically helps the property appraise higher which is a key aspect to closing a transaction in this market.”

Elite Austin is a full-service interior design firm specializing in high-end furniture and décor rentals and home staging for private owners, builders, investors, developers and spec homes. The company’s warehouse of contemporary furnishings and décor (all of which have an option to buy and can turn a staged home into a turnkey deal) as well as its team of experienced designers can save sellers valuable time and money.

Elite Austin founder Valerie Pierce.

“It can take days or weeks to stage a home yourself and can cost significantly more, versus a half-day for us to do it,” says Pierce. Even if you’re gifted with a great eye and do your own home styling, Pierce suggests avoiding the temptation to stage your property yourself. “It’s also hard to step outside your own taste and focus on the buyer perspective,” she says.

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The advantage of using a professional staging service extends beyond the appeal of a beautiful space. “When we assign a designer to a home, the key things they’re assessing, besides the property itself, are the neighborhood and buyer demographic,” says Pierce. “It’s all about who’s buying your home and enabling them to envision their life and making memories there with future events.”

Staging the key common areas including living, dining, master and study helps buyers fall in love with the home.

Experienced Realtors who go the extra mile for clients also tout the benefits of professional staging, even in a seller’s market, says Pierce. “Seeing a home in its best light helps prevent buyer’s remorse and the buyer from walking away from the deal. It’s about creating a scenario that pulls at the heartstrings of prospective buyers.” Another bonus of using Elite Austin: you have the option to turn the entire staging process over the Realtor, so you can focus on other priorities.

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Pierce notes that many Austin buyers are even waiving appraisals due to the current market, but for those who don’t, staging makes a difference by increasing the perceived value. Ultimately, says Pierce, “Staging helps ensure sellers get to the finish line.”

Steps to Staging Your Home with Elite Austin:

  • Contact us to receive a preliminary vacant home staging estimate.
  • Schedule site visit — an Elite Austin designer will take measurements and photos.
  • Approve the final estimate with any add-ons, sign agreement and secure installation date.
  • Our design team completes buyer demographic market research and crafts customized design plan.
  • Elite Austin team of experts install the staging which includes packing, loading, delivery and installation of designer curated furnishings.

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Austin’s real estate market is sizzling, but there’s still a crucial step sellers can take to close a deal they’ll be thrilled with: home staging.

“When a home is empty, it’s easier for prospective buyers to focus on flaws,” says Valerie Pierce, founder of Elite Austin. “They’re seeing dollar signs instead of envisioning their dream home. Even in an extreme seller’s market, staging offers you major ROI, increasing the number of offers and odds of meeting or exceeding the asking price and decreasing time on the market.”

Elite Austin is a full-service interior design firm specializing in high-end furniture and décor rentals and home staging for private owners, builders, investors, developers and spec homes. The company’s warehouse of contemporary furnishings and décor (all of which have an option to buy and can turn a staged home into a turnkey deal) as well as its team of experienced designers can save sellers valuable time and money.

Elite Austin founder Valerie Pierce.

“It can take days or weeks to stage a home yourself and can cost up to four times as much, versus a half-day for us to do it,” says Pierce. Even if you’re gifted with a great eye and do your own home curation, Pierce suggests avoiding the temptation to stage your property yourself. “It’s also hard to step outside your own taste and focus on the buyer perspective,” she says.

RELATED: The Super Chic Solution to Getting a New Home Fully Furnished Fast

The advantage of using a professional staging service extends beyond the appeal of a beautiful space. “When we assign a designer to a home, the key things they’re assessing, besides the property itself, are the neighborhood and buyer demographic,” says Pierce. “It’s all about who’s buying your home and enabling them to envision their life and making memories there with future events.”

Staging the key common areas including living, dining, master and study helps buyers fall in love with the home.

Experienced realtors who go the extra mile for clients also tout the benefits of professional staging, even in a seller’s market, says Pierce. “Seeing a home as it could be helps prevent buyer’s remorse. It’s about creating a scenario that pulls at the heartstrings of prospective buyers.” Another bonus of using Elite Austin: you have the option to turn the entire staging process over the realtor, so you can focus on other priorities.

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Pierce notes that many Austin buyers are even waiving appraisals due to the current market, but for those who don’t, staging makes a difference by increasing the perceived value. Ultimately, says Pierce, “Staging helps ensure sellers get to the finish line.”

Steps to Staging Your Home with Elite Austin:

  • Your or your realtor will speak with one of the designers for a consultation.
  • Elite Austin will email you a preliminary estimate and set up a complimentary site visit with a designer, who will take measurements and assess your home style, neighborhood, and buyer demographic.
  • After scheduling an installation date, Elite Austin will stage your home and leave it ready for private viewings or an open house.

 

eliteaustin.com

Austin’s real estate market is sizzling, but there’s still a crucial step sellers can take to close a deal they’ll be thrilled with: home staging.

“When a home is empty, it’s easier for prospective buyers to focus on flaws,” says Valerie Pierce, founder of Elite Austin. “They’re seeing dollar signs instead of envisioning their dream home. Even in an extreme seller’s market, staging offers you major ROI, increasing the number of offers and odds of meeting or exceeding the asking price and decreasing time on the market.”

Elite Austin is a full-service interior design firm specializing in high-end furniture and décor rentals and home staging for private owners, builders, investors, developers and spec homes. The company’s warehouse of contemporary furnishings and décor (all of which have an option to buy and can turn a staged home into a turnkey deal) as well as its team of experienced designers can save sellers valuable time and money.

Elite Austin founder Valerie Pierce.

“It can take days or weeks to stage a home yourself and can cost up to four times as much, versus a half-day for us to do it,” says Pierce. Even if you’re gifted with a great eye and do your own home curation, Pierce suggests avoiding the temptation to stage your property yourself. “It’s also hard to step outside your own taste and focus on the buyer perspective,” she says.

RELATED: The Super Chic Solution to Getting a New Home Fully Furnished Fast

The advantage of using a professional staging service extends beyond the appeal of a beautiful space. “When we assign a designer to a home, the key things they’re assessing, besides the property itself, are the neighborhood and buyer demographic,” says Pierce. “It’s all about who’s buying your home and enabling them to envision their life and making memories there with future events.”

Staging the key common areas including living, dining, master and study helps buyers fall in love with the home.

Experienced realtors who go the extra mile for clients also tout the benefits of professional staging, even in a seller’s market, says Pierce. “Seeing a home as it could be helps prevent buyer’s remorse. It’s about creating a scenario that pulls at the heartstrings of prospective buyers.” Another bonus of using Elite Austin: you have the option to turn the entire staging process over the realtor, so you can focus on other priorities.

RELATED: Insider Tips on 26 of the Best Places to Live in Austin

Pierce notes that many Austin buyers are even waiving appraisals due to the current market, but for those who don’t, staging makes a difference by increasing the perceived value. Ultimately, says Pierce, “Staging helps ensure sellers get to the finish line.”

Steps to Staging Your Home with Elite Austin:

  • Your or your realtor will speak with one of the designers for a consultation.
  • Elite Austin will email you a preliminary estimate and set up a complimentary site visit with a designer, who will take measurements and assess your home style, neighborhood, and buyer demographic.
  • After scheduling an installation date, Elite Austin will stage your home and leave it ready for private viewings or an open house.

 

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