Why should you stage?
About 80% of prospective buyers go first online to look at pictures of houses for sale. They view the photograps and make a decision within a few seconds before they even consider going to an open house. It is important to appeal to the widest range of people previewing your house. Buyers need to imagine themselves living in your house!
What is staging?
Staging is the detailed process of preparing a house for sale. Staging can be as simple as rearranging existing furniture, or as extensive as placing furniture and adding accessories in the entire home. The scale varies, but the purpose is the same, to sell the house as fast as possible at the best price possible.
The goal of staging is to make a home appealing to the highest number of potential buyers, thereby selling a property more swiftly and for more money. Staging techniques focus on improving a property's appeal by transforming it into a welcoming, attractive product that anyone might want. The process involves depersonalizing or furnishing and accessorizing a home so that any buyer can envision themselves living in it, thus creating a broad buyer appeal. Staging also protects the seller and their family as their home is being marketed to the mass public. The house can still have warmth, pizzazz and color but the ultimate goal is to sell the house.
"You only have one chance to make a first impression"
Why do you need to hire a professional stager?
Designers decorate a home based on the personal taste and comfort of the owner and tend to overcrowd rooms with unnecessary items and large pieces of furniture. A professional stager, on the other hand, furnishes your home in a way that appeals to a wide range of buyers. Staged and Sold Homes does this by placing furniture and accessories in key positions, without obstructing the flow of potential buyers viewing your home. Buyers get an idea of each room's functionality, they can discern the layout of the room and they have enough room to walk through the property.
Will staging really help?
Your home is probably your most valued asset and one of your largest investments. Selling it is an important decision and you must ensure that your home stands out from the competition.
Home staging is a wise investment. It sends the message of a well cared-for home. It creates a series of great first impressions. And it showcases your home's best features. With successful staging, the buyer both connects emotionally to the property and can visualize living there.
Staged Homes sell on average 83% faster than homes that are NOT Staged.
Statistics courtesy of StagedHomes.com