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Whidbey Island Home Staging Opens it's Doors This Week
Katie Ginn Owner
Whidbey Island Home Staging
Freeland Business owner Katie Ginn, announces the Launch of Whidbey Island Home Staging Services.
Freeland, WA – Jan. 6, 2014 – Katie Ginn has announced the official launch of her new enterprise, Whidbey Island Home Staging. Katie offers a full range of services, from two-hour consultations to complete home staging in its entirety.
“Real Estate Staging Association studies have shown that 85 percent of buyers view properties on MLS before looking at them,” said Ginn. “Staged homes generate more inquiries and offers. I
remove the emotion from staging to ensure you maximize your home’s potential.”
Home staging is one of the most powerful tools home owners, real estate agents and investors have when selling a house, allowing potential buyers to see its many possibilities as their new
home. The staging process removes emotional impact for purchasers, while enhancing the interior of the available living space. Staging a home is a science and an art that pays for itself
many times over in terms of better and quicker sales.
Ginn offers an initial two-hour consultation for $150 that includes a recap of recommendations that are emailed to clients within 48 hours. Subsequent hours are billed at $55 per hour. To stage a vacant house, Ginn budgets 1-2 percent of the purchase price for her comprehensive and all inclusive services. This includes furniture rental and transportation, staging, touch up cleaning, and coordinating any additional needed services.
Homes are staged to create an environment that’s peaceful and neutral. Properties have no emotional or physical clutter to detract from the home’s unique features. Staging allows buyers to easily envision their own possessions in the home and obtain the full impact of the property’s specific features.
As an experienced home stager, Ginn creates a balanced and seamless look that makes small rooms appear larger and gives the perception of added depth.
Studies have shown that buyers are willing to pay more for homes they perceive as eco-friendly. Ginn uses her talent and an array of materials to foster that image and subtly leads buyers through the most desirable features of the home. Strategically placed furnishings assist buyers in visualizing the normal flow of traffic throughout the dwelling.
Artwork, flowers and decorative accessories are all used to highlight homes. Lighting is a critical element, whether it’s natural or created by design. Ginn utilizes ambient, task and accent lighting to create rooms that are warm and welcoming.
The home staging expert creates a seamless look for added space and sophistication with an array of options. As a home staging professional, Ginn is adept at making awkward spaces fully functional selling points that provide additional value and creates a memorable first impression. The home staging expert is adept at identifying a home’s focal points and emphasizing the comfort factor in each. Designing a comfortable and inviting home environment that emphasizes the structure’s features to the best advantage is a science.
Staging enables owners to sell virtually any property 85 percent quicker than non-staged homes.
Ginn can be reached via email at Katie@whidbey.com.
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