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Home Staging Glossary by Staging Diva


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1. Facebook
A free social networking website. You can connect with The Staging Diva on Facebook.
2. FAQ
An acronym that stands for “frequently asked questions.” Staging Diva offers answers to frequently asked questions about becoming a home stager, hiring a home stager, or working with home stagers if you are a real estate agent.
3. Flipping
The practice of buying a house, making improvements, and then reselling it shortly afterward in hopes of making a profit. Many home stagers, including Staging Diva Debra Gould, go into staging after buying, decorating and selling several of their own homes. Home stagers can help “flippers” sell their investment properties even faster and for more money, thus increasing their return on investment. Additional reading in this free article: "House flippers leave lots of money on the table".
4. Focal Point
Every room needs a focal point, it's where the eye is drawn to upon entering a room. This can be a fireplace, a well-dressed bed, a flower arrangement or even a particular piece of furniture like an armoire. Use art to create a focal point where none exists in a room. To learn more about focal points and home staging tips, see Staging Diva Ultimate Design Guide: Home Staging Tips, Tricks and Floor Plans.
See also: Armoire
5. For Sale by Owner
See also: FSBO
6. Foreclosure
The process whereby a lender repossesses a house after a homeowner has stopped making mortgage payments for a period of time. While homeowners in foreclosure are not good candidates for home staging, stagers can help homeowners prevent foreclosure in the first place by staging their homes to sell quickly and for top dollar. Additional reading in this free article: Head off foreclosure by taking action now.
See also: Short Sale
7. Free Estimate Trap
A phrase coined by Debra Gould referring to the situation that many stagers encounter when providing free estimates for potential clients. Once the stager arrives at the home to do a free estimate, the homeowners often ask for detailed staging advice with the intention of staging the home themselves. Since the stager is already on the property, the stager is “trapped” into giving away staging advice without being paid for it. To ensure you get paid for every home staging client appointment, even if you've never been to their home before, see the Staging Diva Sales Script: How to Avoid the Free Estimate Trap and Turn Homeowners into Home Staging Customers in One Phone Conversation.
8. FSBO
An acronym for "For Sale By Owner," FSBO describes a home that's being sold privately rather than being listed by an agent. FSBO home sellers list privately to avoid paying the typical 5% to 6% sales commission to a real estate agent. In doing so, they take on the risk and responsibilities of promoting their own home, hosting open houses and showings, and negotiating offers. Learn how home stagers can work on FSBO properties.
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