Home Staging in the  Competitive York County Housing Market


What advice can Homes in the Piedmont offer home sellers in Rock Hill or Fort Mill?


Today, competition in the York County South Carolina housing market is stiff.  Home sellers in Rock Hill, Fort Mill and Tega Cay must be prepared to present their home is the best possible light.  Staging can be one way to create a ‘wow’ factor and the approach can vary based on the circumstances and the home.  Take a look at the picture and tours of your competition.  You will notice that unclutter homes have immediate appeal.


90(1).jpgFor instance, if your home is vacant and has nice architectural features, built-ins, and beautiful floors, staging with furniture may not be beneficial.   A prospective buyer may be able to better visualize their own furniture in vacant spaces.  A vacant home can show beautifully, but remember that spotless walls, clean carpets, sparkling baths and windows are essential.  Flaws can be magnified when furnishings are not present. Color, textures, patterns and light are now the focus. Homes in the Piedmont may recommend 'staging-lite', our home staging technique that adds accessories and lines for texture and warmth.


Homeowners can do many things to stage their Rock Hill or Fort Mill South Carolina home.  We live in our homes and have daily routines.  To see a home in a neutral light, step back and view it through the eyes of a buyer.  Remove or replace furniture to create logical traffic patterns.  Create places for TV viewing, morning coffee, homework, or entertaining. Remove clutter and personal articles. Organize, store unused items, and make sure everything is in its place.  Replace old pillows, throws, and remove items from the kitchen and bath counters. 007keeping3.JPG


Staging by a professional is more expensive but may be worth the extra expense.  Having a professional give advice, add accessories, mirrors, lamps, pillows, or plants can help make a home feel warm and inviting.  A staging professional may re-arrange furniture or bring in smaller or larger pieces to provide the right scale to a room.  Certified staging professionals can create a look that may appeal to a target buyer. The realtors at Homes in the Piedmont are fortunate to have a partner with and interior design degree to help assess what may or may not be needed.


Finally, don't forget the exterior.  First impressions are made once. A home buyer will form an opinion as he or she drives up to the home.  Trimmed shrubs, neat and manicured beds, fresh pine needles or mulch, and  a front door with fresh paint all make a buyer feel that the home is well maintained.  A nice entrance provides a nice welcome.  Again, impressive exteriors are essential when a home is vacant.


The real estate agents at Homes in the Piedmont all agree.  Staged homes sell faster.  We will use our knowledge of the York County real estate market and our design team to help you make an informed decision.



Elaine Whitton Davis
Elaine Whitton Davis
1602 Ebenezer Road Rock Hill SC 29732