Home Staging, Consider It A Must!

Posted on by Lisa Barton to Around Town, Buying Tips, Real Estate News, Selling Tips

Research shows that 95% of staged houses sell, on average, in 11 days or less, compared to 90 days for non-staged properties.

Over the past decades, the art of home staging has evolved tremendously. While a lot of sellers see home staging as another thing to add to the expense list, what they really don’t consider is that it actually costs more not to stage. The cost of staging a home is usually less than the first price reduction and can bring a great return on investment for the seller.

Research conducted by Accredited Home Staging, which teaches staging courses, shows that professionally staged houses sell for 17% more than other homes and 95% of staged houses sell, on average, in 11 days or less, compared to 90 days for non-staged properties.

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) conducted multiple surveys that revealed some interesting facts:

  • 37% of sellers’ agents said staging raised the property value up to 5 %, but nearly a quarter, 22%, put the gain in the 6-10 percent range. And 12% said the dollar value of a staged home jumps 11-20 percent.
  • 46% surveyed said buyers who see a house online are more likely to visit if it is staged.
  • 81% of buyers said it was easier to visualize the staged property as a future home. People buy on emotion and being able to “see” their family living in the space is essential.

A successful home staging will highlight the positives and lessen the negatives of a house. Buyers walking through a vacant home will notice every flaw and poorly placed furniture can hide the architectural details of a home.

Walking buyers through a vacant home, every flaw will stand out, and poorly placed furniture will hide the unique architectural details of the home.

Here's the point, consider staging! It will benefit the sale of your home tremendously! 

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