To Stage or Not to Stage?
This is a common question and is best answered by asking a different question. “Do you want to sell your home for the highest dollar value possible and in the shortest amount of time?” Most sellers do want to sell their home for top dollar and as quickly as possible, usually a seller’s number one and number two priority.
Home staging is a powerful tool because it can highlight a home’s strengths, minimize its imperfections and can create the lasting impression needed to inspire offers for the highest dollar value possible. Often times creating a buyer’s sense of urgency to act quickly as to not miss out on a home in today’s low inventory market.
Staging also complements the criteria already found in a home’s appeal, such as the location, neighborhood, and style. Because a picture is worth a thousand words, and most buyers begin their search online, a home must have an attractive digital presence or it may be passed over at first glance. Home staging is vital for professional quality photos that give you the visual edge you need to get buyers through the door.
Home Staging is recommended by the National Association of Realtors, based on their findings of members surveyed and published in their Annual Profile of Home Staging. Here are some of the highlights.
-The top rooms to stage to attract buyers are the Living Room, Master Bedroom, Kitchen and Dining Room.
-50% of staged homes saw a 1-10% increase in dollar value offers from buyers.
-77% of buyer’s agent’s report staging made it easier for buyers to visualize the home as their own.
So, the answer to the question of “To Stage or Not to Stage” is YES. Staging is an absolute necessity to help sellers reach their top goals of selling for the most amount of money in the least amount of time.