One of the most common questions from home sellers: “Do I need to stage?” While staging may seem like an additional expense for the seller, we believe staging is an upfront investment with proven upside. We’ve put together a list of the top 3 reasons staging will make a huge impact when selling your home.
According to NAR, 82 percent of buyer’s agents reported staging a home made it easier for their buyers to visualize the residence as a potential future home. You only get one shot at a first impression and staging seems to have the power to positively impact the initial perception of a property. Oftentimes people do have trouble visualizing how to configure a space without furniture and decor. Staging can definitely help potential buyers get a better feel for how a space can be configured, especially with unique layouts.
2. Quicker Sale
HomeAdvisor reports that staged homes spend between 33 percent and 50 percent less time on the market. If you don’t want your listing accumulating days on the market, staging definitely can help get the property into contract in a shorter amount of time.
3. Higher Price Point
Do you want to sell your property for top dollar? Of course you do! A recent article published by Realtor.com, highlighted the fact that staged homes sell for a whopping 20 percent more than nonstaged homes. Talk about ROI. Cha-ching.
It is not always easy for home sellers to conceptualize the power of staging, but with these three reasons above, it is apparent that staging is definitely something that should be considered prior to hitting the market. If you have more questions regarding staging or the home selling process overall, we are more than happy to help.