When selling your home, first impressions are important! Often, to better showcase your home and make a powerful first impression, we’ll recommend using a home stager. A home stager will work with you to highlight your home’s best features and make a powerful impact on a potential buyer.
There are two primary types of staging: occupied and vacant. Occupied staging uses your furniture and personal belongings to prepare the home for sale. Vacant staging brings in furniture and accessories to create an inviting space in an empty home. These efforts improve how the home shows to potential buyers.
Staging makes a positive first impression, even before a buyer visits your home. Often, potential buyers decide to see your home via the photos on real estate websites. Having your home appropriately staged prior the photography session can help generate more interest in your home.
Staging helps homes sell faster. According to research from the National Association of Realtors and the Real Estate Staging Association, staged homes sell 82% faster. That means a difference of your home selling in 30 days versus 100 days, on average.
A staged home can often sell for more money. Staged homes are often listed 2-10% higher, depending on the size of the home and the extent of the staging.
The stager will work with you directly, visiting your home and providing an in-depth checklist for each room of the house and exterior spaces. Depending on your agreement, the stager may work with you to execute and/or follow-up on your staging progress. While some of the suggestions may be hard to hear, working with an unbiased, third-party has many benefits. Remember, the home stager has the same goals as you – to sell your home faster and for the highest market price!
This post was created from a presentation by MarLane Knuppel, PhD, Certified Stager and Redesigner, owner of Simply Staging by MarLane. MarLane combines professional style with a personal touch and has worked on numerous listings with the Lisa Barton Team.