There is no doubt that staging your home to sell can be a time-consuming process. Even if you are currently living in it, it can still be a drain on your time and energy. According to some real estate experts, it may cost you anywhere from $200 – $2,000, depending on how much work is needed in the home. Is it really worth the time and expense then? Does it really make a difference? Will potential buyers even care? Absolutely! In fact, here are the top 5 reasons to stage your home to sell.
Sell Your Home As Quickly As Possible
When selling your home, the goal is to sell it fast and for the highest possible price. You can increase your chances for success if you stage your house before listing it. You want to present your home in the best possible light. If you do this, buyers will be more likely to make an offer. You may want to remove some of the more personal items such as family photos and framed diplomas though. You really want a potential buyer to be able to imagine themselves in their new home!
Staging Allows Buyers To Mentally Move-In
When a house is staged, it becomes a home to all potential buyers. It is no longer a personal space for you. It is a canvas to a potential buyer stopping in. Good staging allows buyers to imagine the life they would live there and generates ideas in their mind of how it would feel once they move in. In other words, proper staging answers all the buyers’ questions on how a space “lives.”
It Helps You Justify The Asking Price
Homebuyers today are savvy about property values. Between HGTV, online real estate sites, and a little regional research, it isn’t hard to find out what a comparable home to yours has recently sold for or is on the market for. Potential buyers will scrutinize your asking price because everyone has a budget and everyone is trying to get the most for their money. However, if you stage your house before you try to sell it, you’ll have an easier time justifying the price. Buyers are typically influenced by their emotions. If they walk through the house and see a number of things that need to be repaired or replaced, they may balk at your asking price or even dismiss your house as an option for them. But if your house appears to be move-in ready, a potential buyer is more likely to accept the price you have set.
Achieving The Wow Factor
Staging is one of the most powerful tools available to new home builders, realtors and sellers alike, leaving a lasting impression on a homebuyer’s mind. With proper space planning and tasteful furnishings, a staged house can give a potential buyer the feeling of home that will be both welcoming and unforgettable. Let the buyer leave your house saying to himself, “Wow! I can’t believe I have this opportunity.”
Disguise The Flaws Of The Home
When a home is appropriately staged, the flow of the furniture and accessories draw the potential buyers’ eyes away from distasteful elements and reinvents the home’s flaws into charming features. What you may have thought was too tight, too low, or maybe even uneven is now converted into a beautiful space.
If you are looking to list your home on the market and would like professional help, contact Broker-In-Charge and Intracoastal Realtor Brandon Hendrickson by email at email@example.com. If you are looking to move to River Landing please check our current listings first!