What is Home Staging?
Home staging is the process of preparing a property for market by increasing its appeal to a larger base of home buying consumers.
Ultimately–staging allows you to maximize the return on your property investment. Research indicates that you have only 20 seconds to impress potential buyers with your listing photos online. Also 97% of buyers start their searches online. Staging sets the scene to create immediate buyer interest by highlighting the space, light and architectural features, and by minimizing any property challenges which can negatively impact a potential buyer.
Good news is staged properties increase traffic, sell faster and encourage more offers. This will enhance your property selling for the highest possible price in today’s tough market.
We Have Answers To The Questions You Are Wondering About…
What is the difference between home staging and decorating?
Simple, one makes you money while the other cost you money! Home staging is about making the home appealing to the widest amount of buyers possible while decorating is taste specific catering to your sense of style. Everything is usually kept neutral so the potential buyer can focus on the beauty of the house imagining themselves living there, and not be distracted by another persons personal style.
Do I really need to stage my home to sell?
Only 10% of people can walk into a home and visualize what it could look like with their furniture and different wall colors. Home staging accentuates the positives of the home and minuses the negative aspects of the home to help more buyers picture themselves living there.
Will my home sell if it is not Staged?
Yes you could sell a home that is not staged, but it will probably come at a cost. Realtors are quick to reduce the price if your home is not selling. According to Schwarz’ stagedhomes.com statistics, U.S. research states that home staging can help to reduce a property’s listing time on the market by 30 - 50% and could deliver a price that is 6 - 20% more than a vacant home or a home that is not properly staged. The price it cost to stage is always less than a price reduction!
How do I know if my home needs Stage?
Every singe home can benefit from home staging to increase its appeal to buyers. It is the best marketing tool you can use to sell your house. It’s all about appealing to the buyer. Even empty homes can benefit from it too, because staging helps buyer visualize how they would arrange a room and what each space could be used for.
Can’t I just do some decluttering?
While pairing down your personal items and repacking them can definitely help, it is only one step of the process. Staging is a very effective marketing tool that buyers need in order to create an emotional attachment and want to buy the house.
How much does it cost?
Home staging can really fit any type of budget. We always try to use the homeowners existing furniture and decor. While some investment is required you can definitely expect a return on your investment. We offer a variety of services that can be customized to fit your budget. If you are a handy DIY’er you can easily complete the required steps on the checklist from the Home Staging Consultation Report. But if your life is too hectic or you simply just feel overwhelmed we can do full staging and help you sell faster and for top dollar.