Most homeowners live in their home while it's on the market, so staging doesn't mean bringing in a house-full of rented furnishings.
Staging means working with what the homeowner already has, completing home updates, and de-cluttering so that the home is appealing to the broadest range of prospective buyers.
So, why should you stage your home?
Barb Schwarz, president of the International Association of Home Staging Professionals, defined home staging as “the preparation of the home for sale so that buyers can mentally move in.” By staging your home, you will make it look appealing and attractive to buyers.
Here are the Top 4 Reasons I believe every homeowner should stage their home:
1. You Will Make More Money: A survey conducted by Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corp. discovered that staged homes are usually sold 6% above the asking price and spent less time in the market when compared to unstaged homes.
2. Your House Will Sell Faster: According to a survey conducted by the National Association Realtors (NAR), the longer a property stays in the market, the lower the price it will attract. Locally, we've found that staged homes sell in about half the time it takes a home that hasn't been staged to sell.
3. You Will Get a Good Return on Your Investment: Another NAR survey reveals that a 1 – 3% investment on home staging yields 8 – 10% return, which is a good deal.
4. Your Online Photos Will Stand Out: A recently conducted NAR poll found out that 90% of potential home buyers start their property search on the internet. Staging your home increase the visibility of your property to potential buyers, drawing them to the front door for a showing.
For specific instruction so you know how to prepare your home for market, Get Started today with a custom Staging Service available in any location with a smartphone video call.