Does staging a home raise it's sale price?
The primary purpose of staging a home is to raise its sale price as well as get the home to sell faster. On average you can expect a staged home to sell for 17% more than non-staged homes and they sell roughly 87% faster than non-staged homes. It’s a very common practice among real estate agents with roughly 31% of homes being staged by a professional home stager. If you’re looking to sell your home as fast as possible and for the highest price you should invest in getting a home stager. Here’s what you expect to get when hiring a home stager:
1) Home Organization (Helping the buyer visualize themselves in the home)
The most important aspect of home staging is helping buyers to envision themselves living in the home. This can mean basic things like staging the bedroom, living room, and kitchen but a good home stager will go beyond that and customize things specifically for individual buyers. A common example we like to use is staging one room as a nursery if you know that the prospective buyer has newborn children. Small touches like this will make the house seem more like home and will increase the likelihood of selling the home for a good price.
2) Furniture and Appliances
Next home stagers can provide furniture and appliances for staging. You never want to try and sell an empty house. It’s very difficult to show off a home’s best features without furniture and appliances and hiring a professional home stager means that you don’t need to worry about getting these things yourself.
3) Understanding Trends
A good home stager is aware of the current trends around home sales. Depending on the season and what’s in style at the time buyers will have different expectations on what a home should look like. It’s the homestagers job to stay aware of these trends and stage the home in a way that will be appealing to buyers at that time.
4) Creating your Online Profile
The first place most people will see the home you’re trying to sell is through pictures online, your home stager must work with you to take good pictures that will be appealing to buyers. You only get one chance to make a first impression and homestagers are experts at making online profiles as appealing as possible.
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