Is Staging Your Home Worth It?
Anytime we buy something, we're buying it with a story. Maybe that new outfit is going to get you the job interview, or, it's those new yoga pants that will transform your gym habits.
My point is, buying something is an emotional investment whether you realize it or not. Buying a home is no different. In fact, it's one of the biggest emotional investments we make. So, when you're selling your home you want buyers to be able to picture themselves living in the home, and just "themselves" but their best selves. Elicit an emotional response. Staging your home is one of the best ways to do just that.If a buyer has an emotional attachment to the home, not only are they more likely to put an offer in, but are also more likely to be be willing to pay more for the home.
5 Benefits of Staging
It helps the home stand out online. Having high quality photos is very important - they are the first impression!
Surveys have shown staging can help sell homes faster and at a higher price. Read more here.
Staging suggests to buyers what to do with the room. This is especially important with "odd" rooms. I helps them envision how to use the space.
Having a home professionally staged can make it seem less dated.
Consider making small repairs. Anything that will be a hurdle for a buyer to overcome should be addressed.
5 Tips for Staging
Update lighting fixtures. Simply switching out lighting fixtures can give a room a different "feel".
Deep clean the home and touch up paint. Little details go a long way. Buyers may not consciously make note of a clean home, but they will certainly make note of a dirty one with scuffs on the walls.
Declutter. Less stuff helps rooms feel larger, and open.
Depersonalize. We want buyers to picture themselves in your home, not you! Take down family photos and replace them with art.
Listen to the experts! Have you ever walked through a model home? They're impressive! Hiring a professional stager will get your home looking it's best.