We are all familiar with the feeling that we need to have our house perfectly clean when guests are expected, right? How about those guests being your potential home buyers? Showing your home to somebody so that they feel the urge to buy it puts you in a position to make your home look nothing but its BEST. That’s where staging comes in. Staging is preparing your home for sale on the market. The purpose of staging is to make a home aesthetically appealing to its potential buyers. It can help you sell your home for more money and less fuss.
A study from Proctor and Gamble showed that 72% of first impressions made inside the home are in the seller’s control
Home staging is believed to be “not needed‿ as it is generally associated with costing a lot of money, being a waste of time and an attempt to hide serious issues. On the contrary, in today’s competitive market a clean and tidy, freshly painted, well maintained, clutter free house is not enough to make the buyer fall for it. Your house needs to have an edge over the others falling in the same category. It requires a little effort and money to make your house stand out and make a lasting impression in the eyes of its potential buyers.
63% of buyers indicated they would pay more for a house that is move in ready
Research has shown that staged homes fare a lot better in the marketplace than similar un-staged homes.
Home staging is believed to work for any home regardless of size, style, or location. You can consider staging your home before putting it up for sale for the following benefits:
Staging Boosts the Perceived Value of the House:
It is easier for the homebuyers to visualize the property as their future home when it is staged. Staging has an effect on the buyer’s view of the house. It may even cause them to overlook faults, distract them from imperfections and distinguish it from other homes in the same price range.
You don’t have to transform your home altogether, just rearranging and reallocating all of your belongings, in order to present the property in its best possible version can do the job
Buyers are more likely to buy a house that has an emotional appeal.
Staging Improves the Dollar Value of the House
Agents believe that buyers tend to offer a little more money for a house that has been staged. No doubt staging makes your potential buyers fall in love with your home, and they become determined to buy it even at a slightly higher price as compared to a similar un-staged home.
Give a fresh coat of paint to the walls. Illuminate the property with lights. Plant flowers and cultivate your garden e before any buyer viewing
Return on Investment
Staging generates huge return on investment. It is definitely well worth the money.
Home Gain released a survey which indicated that home staging yielding a 340% return on investment.
Staging Enhances the Home’s Appeal
Staging creates prospects and thus it has been proved to increase the number of offers. Staged homes are seen as move-in ready and the buyer doesn’t have to get into the hassle of organizing it first. This is the reason why staged homes receive multiple offers within no time after being staged.
Make it sparkle: Shining floors, gleaming windows, clean counters and polished décor work like magic. De-clutter: get rid of all the mess. Remove extra furniture and accessories. Clear cupboards and counters to make it look spacious. Pay extra attention to kitchen and bathrooms; they are the house sellers
79% of buyers stated that they would pay more for an updated kitchen
Staging Helps you SELL your House Faster
Staging gives you the advantage to sell your house quickly. Agents believe staged houses are sold much more swiftly as compared to un-staged or vacant houses. “A staged home will sell 73% faster.‿ Un-staged houses have been found to sit on the market for a longer period of time. If you are planning to put your house up for sale, this is the right time to emphasize the positive and eliminate the negative.
De-personalize your home as much as you can. Get your home staged in a more neutral way in order to appeal to a broad range of buyers. Remove personal belongings like religious artifacts, trophies, children’s artwork, and family pictures. The way you have decorated your home over the years may not coincide with the buyer’s style