Are you wondering what the benefits of staging your home for sale are?
If so, read on, as we will tell you why you should always consider home staging.
As a professional home stager for the last 12 years, I have built my business and my reputation as a ‘miracle worker’ in my local market one property at a time and demonstrating time and time again that home staging works!
Let me give you some motivation to get the home staging going:
9 benefits of staging your home
- Get more money
If you are serious about getting the biggest return on your investment, you need to ensure that the property’s best assets are put forward. Statistics clearly show that staged homes sell for more money than comparable houses (a conservative estimate is between 2% and 10% more). Stage your house and you’ll see the difference in the way people (including realtors) will react to it.
- Sell faster
Statistics are not easy to come by as they change with the market conditions, but it is clear that the properties which are well presented sell much faster. I regularly encounter situation where a property sells within days after home staging while it sat on the market for several months before it was staged.
- Stand out from your competition!
In a slow market, you need every competitive advantage you can get. If your house looks and feels attractive, the potential buyers will notice the difference and will want YOUR house.
- Bring more visitors in
To stage a home for sale means maximizing your chances. It’s the numbers game – more people see and LIKE your house, better are your chances of success. By using staging techniques, such as depersonalizing, you will make your property appealing to more potential buyers.
- Get higher market price evaluation
The best time to stage a home for sale is BEFORE a realtor shows up to evaluate your property. Being ready will demonstrate to the realtor that you are a savvy home seller and he/she will put a higher price on your property, as a staged home will “showcase” better and will be easier for them to sell.
- Attract best realtor
A realtor will evaluate the selling potential of your property against the risk he/she takes to list it. His/her reputation is at stake and the costs of marketing your listing are substantial (in time and money). The best looking properties will get the best agents who will work harder to show them and will sell them faster.
- Enhance the advertising appeal
Pictures are worth a thousand words. Especially these days, when most shoppers will preselect the properties they are interested in through Internet, you need to have the best pictures possible to move potential buyers to the next phase – a visit.
- Show you love your house
Show it with pride. Most buyers prefer a home in a move-in condition and a well maintained home inspires confidence. And you will avoid ridiculously low offers from bargain hunters!
- Avoid potential price reduction
A property is HOT for the first few weeks it’s listed. If it does not attract buyers within that time frame, chances are the realtor will try to convince you to reduce the price. When you stage a home for sale, the investment in staging is much smaller than reducing the asking price, you’ll get it back at the sale – so protect your equity.
A Client testimonial sent in by email, entitled: YOUR ADVICE MADE WONDERS
I think these pictures are super nice. THANK YOU for helping us make that possible with your advice on staging and recommending Julie to help to make the clutter disappear. It is so nice in here, we are wondering where we have been living for the past 28 years.
We have had a lot of visitors already and we already accepted an offer (in 48 hours). MF Turcotte, Montreal
That particular house required A LOT of work but the benefits of staging it clearly made the effort worthwhile.
To guide you to success, we will soon be offering an online program (Home Staging Step-By-Step), so stay tuned….