Benefits of Staging
Selling your home is not an easy process. In fact, it’s harder than most people think. But there are ways to making it easier, and one of those ways is staging your home. On average, staged homes sell 88% faster and for 20% more than nonstaged homes, which is nothing to sneeze at.
77% of buyers’ agents said that staging a home makes it easier for buyers to visualize the property as their future home, and 40% are more willing to walk through a staged home they first saw online.
More buyers are doing all their research online before going to see a home, so how it looks online will dictate whether they are interested in a particular home or not. The living room is the most important room, according to the study, to stage, followed by the kitchen and the master bedroom. Some agents are even staging areas of homes if they are unique to the property – like an enclosed deck or a pool area.
You may want to ask Kristin if she thinks your home would benefit from home staging. She may also recommend a home staging service or even offer other cost-saving tips besides staging, based on her experience showing real estate to buyers. For example, she may recommend that you start by decluttering your home yourself, or spend the money on a specific home improvement task, instead of hiring a professional stager, depending on her own first-time impression of your home.
The biggest cost savings for home sellers who use home staging? Selling their home faster, at a better price, and without months of carrying costs — because their house was properly staged and buyer-ready.