If you’re like many people, you already know that home staging is an important part of the selling process. However, some people attempt to sell their homes without bothering to stage – and that could be a costly mistake. This guide explains home staging and why it’s so important.
What is Home Staging?
Home staging is part art and part strategy. It requires you to make your home as appealing as possible to the widest possible range of buyers. Ideally, your home will appeal to everyone after you are done staging it; though it’s only about aesthetics, making buyers feel comfortable and welcome in your space can certainly help you sell.
What Rooms Do You Really Need to Stage?
Every room is important in home staging, but if you’re in a crunch and can’t stage every square inch of your home, there are some rooms that are more important than others. Buyers tend to stand in the kitchen to talk to their own real estate agents, so that’s one of the big ones; you should also focus on staging your living room, where people spend the majority of their time at home, and the bedrooms, because it gives people the impression that they’ll be able to relax if they purchase your home.
Tip: Even if you can’t stage every room in your home, each space needs to be immaculately clean.
Why You Should Never Try to Sell Your Home Without Staging
Most real estate agents will tell you that you should never try to sell a home without staging at first period that’s because staged homes sell faster and for more money than their un-staged counterparts do. The following sections explore why staging is so important.
It’s All About Psychology
When buyers are looking at homes for sale, yours isn’t the only one they’ll see – so it absolutely needs to stand out. On top of that, buyers look at more than just structure; they look at the lifestyle they may be able to enjoy when they purchase your home. You’re just as much selling an idea as you are selling four walls and a roof. You want Prospective buyers to visualize themselves living in your home and filling it with their own belongings.
When a prospective buyer walks into your space and it feels like home, there’s a good chance they’ll make an offer (barring any other issues, such as price, layout or problems).
What the Numbers Say
Statistically, staged homes sell faster and for more money than other homes do. In fact, 23 percent of real estate agents report that staging a home increases the dollar value a prospective buyer offers by between one and five percent – and that can equal tens of thousands of dollars.
Do You Have to Stage Your Own Home?
You don’t have to stage your own home, but it’s possible. Many people choose to work with a professional home stager. If you’d like to hire someone but aren’t sure where to start, you should ask your real estate agent for a referral to a local professional. Your agent can put you in touch with someone who specializes in making homes more attractive to prospective buyers.
Related: 5 secrets most home stagers use
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