What is home staging?
To put it simply, home staging means “setting the stage” or preparing a home for the potential buyer. It’s about presenting the home to potential buyers as appealing as possible and can involve a number of things like redecorating, rearranging the furniture, cleaning and removing items, plus several other strategies to aesthetically enhance your home.
According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR)* 82% of buyers’ agents say it’s easier for their clients to envision their future in a home that is staged verses one that is not. *Source
Staging can make your home look ‘move-in-ready’ and makes it easier to market. When trying to sell your home, helping each and every potential buyer see themselves enjoying your home now and into the future should be your #1 priority. You want to get top dollar for it and the best way to do that is with a professionally staged home.
PERCENT OF BUYERS’ AGENTS THAT SAY IT’S EASIER TO ENVISION A STAGED HOME AS A FUTURE HOME*
BENEFITS OF HOME STAGING
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Home staging provides that move-in ready vibe, meaning buyers are more attracted to a home that relieves them of any and all work or repair.
Staging also makes a home more market ready. It makes listing photos on and offline, displayed in brochures, on social media and other marketing channels more visually appealing. Sight lines, organization and clean visuals play a huge role in the selling and buying process these days and with the option to buy sight unseen, having a professionally staged home that can be photographed well is key to whether your home stays on the market for a few days or a few weeks.
Whether you feel up to a DIY project to save money or if want you to hire a professional stager, here at Vicki Lee Green Real Estate, we’ve got you covered.
Being comfortable with your organization and design abilities is key in staging a house by yourself. Some items you might want to consider when staging your home could be: un-clutter decor, rearrange furniture, paint, add new throw pillows and carpets. Be sure to remove personal items and decor and to add touches of warmth throughout with fresh flowers and plants.
Agents want to help you sell your home and many of them have been through this process enough times to know what works and what doesn’t. Your Vicki Lee Green Real Estate agent can give recommendations on how to improve your home for a sale before listing and marketing start.
Hiring a professional stager or staging company can work in your favor. They are experts in the fields of interior decorating and design, plus many have real estate experience.
- Stage my Listings offers services in the area for all your home staging needs. Let us know if you’d like more information on home staging from Stage My Listings.
Great photos can make the difference between a few weeks and few months. Hiring a professional can provide the high-quality photography and video necessary for a quicker home sale.
- Mountain Home Photography has helped our clients sell more than $4 billion in real estate in the past 15 years with affordable high quality imagery.
Selling your home is important and with the right tools and professionals working with you during the staging process, there is a high likelihood that your property will sell much, much faster. When working with tight timeframes or competitive markets, you’ll want to make sure your house is memorable, that it stands out and makes potential buyers envision themselves living there.
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