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Interior Motives Home Staging | Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Here are some questions we often hear.

Why do I need to show my home online?


The reality in today's market is that the average buyer is 32, or in other words millennial's, and 7/10 buyers are willing to pay more for a move in ready home. Like everything in today's world, we now shop online, and real estate is no different. 97% of buyers decide solely on which properties to view in person strictly by the online photo presence.




How much will I have to do to stage my home?


Staging is effectively accomplished with minor to major upgrades, curb appeal, paint colors, enhancing elements in a home, depersonalizing and de-cluttering. When selling a house, you need buyers to envision themselves living in the space and 90% of people can not visualize. It is key to DO the WORK so that 90% of the population can see themselves living there.




How do I know if my home needs to be staged?


Every home will benefit from being staged. Photos capture the features of a house and will provide potential buyers the ability to experience them before deciding on showings. This online presence can not be stressed enough. You are marketing one of the biggest assets you have! so marketing it to the best of its ability is imperative. Interior Motives is pleased to assist you with the entire process, so leave the heavy lifting to us!




What about colours? What should I choose when selling my home?


A fresh coat of paint is one of the most cost effective and highest impact investments you can make when selling. When selling a house you want to appeal to the maximum amount of buyers, so choosing an appropriate color for selling is very important. Wall condition also plays a big role for your property to be viewed as move in ready, which is the ultimate goal!




My house is lovely as it is. Why should I have things touched up before showing it?


The way we live and the way we market a property for sale are two very different things. Once your house is properly showcased and market ready, it is important that it stays that way for showings. Life happens, but the recommendations during the staging process are still important after the showcasing. The way a potential buyer walks through your home should feel as clean and similar to the photos as possible. You are selling lifestyle and not everyone has yours!




We are transitioning to a much smaller home. Can you help me get organized to downsize?


Over the years, and more prominently since I have been in the staging of homes and the interior decorating industry, it has become evident to me that people eventually do downsize as they age. People tend to acquire material things over the span of forty, fifty years in larger homes. To inevitability end up getting rid of most of their accumulated belongings while transitioning to smaller living quarters. It can be a very emotional and physical daunting task for seniors and their families. This service is to alleviate the stress and aide in the process of downsizing. From determining what can and can not fit in the new home to organizing, sorting, packing, and removing items.




I'm starting an Airbnb or plan to rent out a home. I'm wondering if staging a home is beneficial?


Yes! staging a home while living in it or trying to rent it out is as important to stage as when you are selling a home. Again it is the same online shopping, just for a different purpose than buying. Most people whose homes we have staged say "I wish we did this years ago!" Interior motives is a staging company and we stage for more reasons than just selling!




My home is vacant. Should I fully stage it?


Yes, wherever the eye rests is where the sale begins, you want buyers to see the right aspects of a property, bring their attention to its features and show the functionality of each room. Buying a home is an emotional process, making a buyer feel welcomed and give them a homey feel is the best way to do that. Check out the photos at the top of the page. Which home would you buy?