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Staged homes spend 90% less time on the market. – Real Estate Staging Association

97% of buyer’s agents said Staging affects the buyer’s view of the home. – National Association of Realtors.

Make the Most of Every Market, with Professional Home Staging

It’s been proven time and again: home staging positions you for the best results. And in Cary and Raleigh, choosing First Impression Home Staging is your key to a smoother and more successful home staging process:

  • Get the highest ROI: Proven success strategies for today’s market.
  • A simple, painless process: Easy on you, whether your home is occupied or vacant.
  • Increased offer potential: Creating appeal with the widest range of buyers.
  • Minimize potential barriers: Positioning you to sell for the best possible price!

Home Staging Consultations

When to Schedule Your Staging Consultation

For best results, get your consultation as soon as you’ve decided you want to sell! Speak with the experts before you do anything to be sure you get the best return on your investment. When you schedule your consultation right away, you have the most time possible to prepare your home for a successful sale.

Staging before you list:

  • Helps attract maximum attention from listing photos;
  • Helps your home appeal to the broadest range of buyers;
  • Boosts the likelihood of receiving multiple offers;
  • Reduces the chances that you’ll need to lower the price due to a longer time-on-market.

Start with a complimentary call. We’ll listen to your needs and goals, walk you through our home staging process, and answer your questions about our services.

What to Expect from Your Home Staging Consultation

If you choose to move forward with a comprehensive Home Staging Consultation, here’s what you can expect. We’ll:

  • Tour your home together, inside and out;
  • Recommend the best strategies for increasing your home’s perceived value, and the largest return on investment;
  • Identify which of your furnishings and décor are best for staging your home, and which to store;
  • Identify any additional hands-on services that would best prepare your home for a successful sale.

Consultations start at $299 for up to two hours, suitable for homes up to 3500 sq ft. Please call or contact us about pricing for larger homes. Virtual Consultations (walking through your home via webcam), are also available for clients outside our local service area.

Photo Prep Services for Selling Your Home

After the Home Staging Consultation and all agreed upon repairs and updates are complete, it’s time for photo prep services to begin.

The greater Cary, NC area is highly competitive, so attracting the best buyers (and the best offers), requires that your listing photos make your home POP. We’ll provide the professional styling and finishing touches needed using the items already found in your home to make those listing photos jaw dropping!

We turn your home into an inviting space with the highest possible perceived value for potential buyers, including:

  • art placement
  • accessory arrangement
  • linens folded to perfection
  • small furniture placement, and much more.

TIP: For maximum impact and minimum disruption to your family, schedule your Photo Prep Session right before the marketing pictures will be taken.

Prices start at $750 and will vary depending on the needs of each individual house. Pricing will be determined at the completion of the Home Staging consultation.

Staging Enhancements

Much like a photo prep, we will come in to supplement and balance what is already in the home with our inventory as needed.

Vacant Home Staging

Vacant houses often lack definition and appear smaller than they really are. Staging helps a buyer see the potential of a home and creates an emotional connection — in-persona as well as through the listing photos. Appropriately-sized furnishings also help your buyers envision their own items in the home.

First Impression Home Staging will:

  • Consult with you on space and create a plan for turning your vacant home into a buyer’s dream home;
  • Draw from our warehouse-full of furniture, accessories and artwork;
  • Efficiently and beautifully use just the right pieces to add definition and personality to increasing your home’s perceived value through the art of staging.

Remember, buyers aren’t just buying a home, they are buying a dream! Prices start at $2800 which includes all labor and up to one month of inventory rental and will vary by house. Factors include size of the home, price point of the home, rooms to stage, and location. Please call or contact us for details and a custom quote.

Sherrie was outstanding in helping us stage our home to sell. Her advice is professional and knowledgeable. She is so easy to work with and there is no pressure. She will work with you to make changes that are in…read more

Paula Ragatz

Our home sold in 2 days after working with First Impressions Home Staging! I had never used a stager for a real estate transaction, and frankly, I had some trepidation. I am so glad I followed the suggestion of our…read more

Kile Law

Sherrie did an amazing job staging our house to sell. We had it on the market for a couple weeks but it was vacant and not showing well. We hired Sherrie to bring some life into it and she was…read more

Alison Spain

Sherrie and the First Impression Home Staging Team did a great job. We engaged Sherrie in designing and procuring furniture for an entire four bedroom home. Our project was very time sensitive and she beautifully designed, procured, stored and staged…read more

Michael Thurston

Sherrie was seriously amazing! Our house looks so awesome after our FaceTime staging call (quarantine probs) She was personable, patient and very knowledgeable! Would 100% use her again and definitely recommend!

Gina C

First Impression Home Staging provided a virtual consultation so we could stage our home! They were professional and patient as we did the walk through. It was a pleasure working with Sherrie Medeiros. She helped us successfully stage our home…read more

Cheri K

Sherrie helped me remotely stage my rental property that is up for sale, using FaceTime (I’m in CA and Sherrie is in NC). I initially sent her photos of the house staged with a bare minimum of furniture, which she…read more

Rena W

My husband and I are realtors in Raleigh, and we’ve been using Sherrie’s staging consultant services for our clients, and can I just say, “WOW”?! First Impression Home Staging definitely makes a HUGE difference. . . even in this current…read more

Lisa F

We used First Impressions Home Staging to help us with a completely new interior design of a vacation rental we bought in the mountains of Virginia. Sherrie and Roslyn were both amazing to work with. They were conscientious of our…read more

Josee M

Sherrie has an amazing eye for color and a talent on how to bring out the best in a space. She spent time getting to know what items in my home meant the most to me and created a paint…read more

Shannon H

We recently placed our home for sale and hired Sherrie and First Impression Home Staging to stage it. They did a fabulous job and the house looks beautiful. Sherrie is wonderful to work with. After an initial walk through of…read more

Joan K

Sherrie did a fabulous job staging our home for sale! I would HIGHLY recommend her if you are preparing your home to sale. We had never used staging before to sell a house, but now we are certainly believers indeed!…read more

Rachel M

Sherrie came in to stage our home to sell & she did just that. She made terrific suggestions & simply put, she made our home more marketable. I highly recommend her & if given the opportunity, I would choose to…read more

Sheila C.

The home that you staged went under contract in 3 days with 2 offers. I am certain that your staging was instrumental. The sellers are thrilled. They are so excited. They are convinced it was the best investment!

Mindy O.

Thanks very much Sherrie! You did an amazing job helping us get their home beautiful and ready to list.

Heather Piper, KW Realtor

Hey Sherrie I wanted to share some good news… that townhouse in Brier Creek went live on Saturday morning, held it open both days, and we have an offer on the way today. The exact unit around the corner, not…read more

Hugh Grist, Grist Realty

We’d just like to offer a sincere thanks for the work you did staging our house. We believe that the advice you and Amy gave us along with your staging made a huge difference in both the price and the…read more

Sincerely, Roger & Carla Wilson

Are you selling your house soon? Let me tell you… I didn’t believe it… But our listing didn’t go as fast as we wanted and I decided to stage my empty home… We got multiple offers over asking in 48…read more

K Mitchell
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