You’re packed up, moved out, and ready to sell your home. You look back into the empty home and realize it doesn’t feel very “homey,” not like how you know it can be. The solution? Staging!
What else can staging help with? Here’s 10 reasons to stage your home!
- It can lead to a better offer
In a 2018 survey of over 4,200 professionally staged homes, nearly all sold higher than an un-staged neighbor’s home.
- Staging can provide a full return on your investment
When a seller spent an average of 1% of the value of their home on staging, they saw an average of 1000% return on their investment.
- Your home will sell faster, much faster
A recent Real Estate Staging Association Survey reveals that professionally staged homes spent 72% less time on the market.
- Buyers will visualize themselves living there
Almost all buyers say it’s easier to visualize a staged property as their next home.
- Your home’s flaws can be overlooked
Nearly a third of buyers will overlook property faults when a home is professionally staged.
- Your home will stand out in photos
Nearly all buyers look at photos online before they even consider calling an agent or visiting a property — make sure it stands out!
- Beat the competition
In a competitive market, a stager’s special touch can bring out what makes your home special over the rest
- Staging can save you from other, more costly repairs
A 2014 Zillow survey of real estate professionals and interior designers revealed that staging was listed as the second-best home improvement a seller should invest in.
- Avoid a tumultuous market
The longer a home stays on the market, the more its perceived value drops. A home on the market 13-24 weeks sold for 6.4% less than the original list price while those on the market for 4-6 weeks sold for 5% less than the original listed price.
- It gives you peace of mind
You can sit back, relax, and know that you’ve done everything in your power for a quick sale and not leave any money on the table. Then leave it up to the real estate professionals!
If staging is simply out of the question, fear not, for the future is now! Virtual staging is a very popular choice to save on money while still getting the views and reactions you want with online photos. Furniture will be superimposed on photos to make it appear your home is furnished, though a buyer may be more disappointed when showing up in person. Still, it gives a great first impression, which is generally online anyway!