Stage your home! It offers one huge advantage: a quick sale!
Seventy-seven percent of buyers’ agents believe staging a home helps buyers envision themselves living in it. Forty percent also believe that it helps a person who’s viewed the home online visit it in person.
INCREASE YOUR HOME’S VALUE
Staging can also help increase your home’s value therefore helping you sell it faster. Thirty-one percent of buyers’ agents and twenty-nine percent of sellers’ agents believe it adds anywhere from 1 to 5 percent. 21 percent of sellers’ agents believe 8 to 10 percent. Staging is normally paid for by the seller or the sellers’ agent.
Staging is only beneficial if you make it appealing to a broad range of people. Try and depersonalize the home for sale. Make sure to stage the living room, the kitchen, and the master bedroom which are key points of the home.
Thirty-eight percent of sellers’ agents stage all of their listings before placing them on the market, while 14 percent only stage listings that require it. Around 37 percent don’t stage their homes at all.
NAR President Bill Brown says, “Realtors know how important it is for buyers to be able to picture themselves living in a home and, according to NAR’s most recent report, staging a home makes that process much easier for potential buyers. While all real estate is local, and many factors play into what a home is worth and how much buyers are willing to pay for it, staging can be the extra step sellers take to help sell their home more quickly and for a higher dollar value.”