The Key Benefits of Home Staging
Here’s why I always recommend some form of staging to my clients.
I get questions about home staging all the time. One of the most common is, “Should I stage before I put my home on the market?” My answer is always yes, but there are a few caveats.
If you’re living in your house while trying to sell it, it’s a more complicated task. A lot of agents stopped staging occupied homes because of COVID, so you have to weigh the pros and cons if you decide to do so.
"You want the buyer to see the space, not the furniture."
There are numerous benefits to staging your home other than making your home look pretty. Staging gives you a “wow” factor when buyers come to see your home. Seeing a beautiful home that’s fully furnished will show them that there’s an opportunity to make this place their own, and a great first impression is always helpful. Studies show that staged homes sell faster and for more money than homes that aren’t staged.
If you can’t move somewhere else while you're showing the home, do the best you can to depersonalize the space and keep it as clean as possible. Remove photos, store knick-knacks, and scrub walls and surfaces. You want the buyer to see the space, not the furniture, so try creating an open space by removing or storing some furniture.
If you have any questions for me about staging or anything else related to real estate, don’t hesitate to reach out via phone or email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
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