There is stiff competition in today’s real estate market! To get a buyer to make an offer, a home must be priced right and look better than comparable homes for sale. Staging is a cost-effective way to get a home looking good, and showing well, in a short period of time. Studies show that homes that are staged for sale sell faster and at a higher price. See current Home Staging statistics here.
Buyers in today's real estate market are smart consumers who lead busy lives. They are looking for a home that is move-in ready, not one they have to clean, repaint and fix up before they can move in! If your home does not appeal to them, they have lots of others available to choose from.
The goal of Home Staging is to ensure that your home stands out from the competition by highlighting the home's positive attributes and creating the "wow" factor. Remember, staging a home for the real estate market is not a statement on your personal decorating style. The way you live in your home and the way you market and sell your house are two different things. That's why it's beneficial to get the objective, knowledgeable opinion of an Accredited Staging Professional on how to stage your home for resale. An experienced Home Stager is trained to look at a property through the buyers’ eyes, and has the skills and ability to properly prepare your house for sale.
When selling your home, first impressions are crucial to prospective buyers – they can make or break the sale. You only have one chance to make a good first impression! According to the National Association of Realtors, 80% of buyers are looking at houses on the Internet first. That means if your listing photos aren't attractive, they won't bother coming to see your house in person!