Home staging is something we recommend to nearly every client who is selling their home. “Home staging is the process of adding decor, rearranging furniture, and expertly dressing up the home to make it look stunning for listing photos and walkthroughs” (HomeLight). If you are planning on selling your home with Century 21 Red Shoe Realty, we offer a complimentary home staging consultation to help you achieve the fastest, most lucrative sale. Keep reading for the top 3 reasons for sellers to stage their home.
Makes Your Home Attractive to Potential Buyers
The staging process always entails reducing the number of personal belongings throughout your home. By doing this, you make it easier for potential buyers who attend an Open House or showing to see their life in your home. When you go through the staging process, you make your home more neutral and universally pleasing. This can be a difficult process, but it will pay off in the long run!
Get Your Asking Price (or Higher!)
When selecting your list price based on current market conditions, all sellers obviously want to get that price or higher. Staging your home helps you achieve your asking price because it reduces the number of updates potential buyers identify when they are walking through the home: “If the house appears move-in ready, they will be more likely to accept the price you have set” (Home Buying Institute). Even with the added expenses of staging – $200-$2,000 on average – the increase in your final sale price will likely outweigh these expenses, and you can also speed up the time from listing to sale by attracting more buyers.
Start Packing Early
Finally, staging helps you get a jump on clearing out your junk and packing up personal belongings. The staging process includes removing any clutter to make your space look bigger, so you have no choice but to clean out your storage closet, garage, closets, cupboards and more. By completing this de-cluttering, you put yourself ahead of the game when it comes to your moving date.
If you are ready to get started with the listing and staging processes, contact us today to connect with an agent and schedule your free staging consultation!