If you are in the process of selling your home in North Scottsdale, you have probably thought about staging it.
If you don’t know, staging involves decorating and furnishing your a bit differently than you normally would to in order to appeal to potential buyers. Staging is a pretty common part of the selling process, but there are definitely some pros and cons to consider before you make this decision.
The Benefits of Staging Your Home
The main advantage of staging your North Scottsdale home for sale is that it will likely sell faster and for more money. In fact, the Real Estate Staging Association claims that staged homes spend about 73 percent less time on the real estate market. So if you’re looking to sell your house as quickly as possible, staging is a good idea.
The main reason this helps your home sell faster is that it will look more comfortable and inviting than an empty house. If you still live at your current home and have all of your own furniture and decorations there, you might assume that your house looks comfortable enough to appeal to buyers. But not everyone’s style is the same as yours, so keeping your own décor up might actually hurt, rather than help, sell your home. That’s why it might make sense to hire a professional stager who knows what kind of furnishings and décor most buyers like.
An additional benefit of staging your home is that minor defects can be hidden or at least minimized when you have furniture in the house and pictures on the walls. For example, if you have some scratches on your hardwood floor, a couch or rug can draw the eye away from them, while a picture frame can cover paint imperfections on the wall that you have yet to fix.
The Drawbacks of Home Staging
As you decide whether you should stage your North Scottsdale home, you should be aware of a few disadvantages. The main one is that it does take time and money to stage your home. You will have to decide if a home stager is in your budget. If you plan to do it yourself, you will need to set aside some time to set up furniture and décor in a way that buyers will like. If you have already moved out, you will need to rent items that will help you stage your house.
An additional factor to consider is that an empty house can highlight special features in your home. If you have interesting architectural details, such as arched windows, stunning pillars, or rich hardwood floors, leaving the house empty can let these details speak for themselves.
In the end, you have to decide yourself, and with some help from your Realtor, if you should stage your home. Many sellers find the results of staging to be worth the time and money, but many sell their house without taking this step. If you have any questions about selling your home in North Scottsdale, please call The Matheson Team for help anytime.
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