Four Things You Might Not Know About Home Staging

Four Things You Might Not Know About Home Staging
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The National Association of Realtors conducted a survey of active agents to research the benefits and disadvantages of staging a home. Here is a look at four statistics taken from this survey that suggest that staging your home is a good idea.

1. Staging Your Home Increases the Selling Price
The results of the survey show that 48% of the respondents found that home staging increases the sale price by a value of 1–20%. The agents determined their answers by comparing the selling prices of staged homes with those of similar homes that did not undergo this type of preparation. Buyers’ agents also suggested that a sale was more likely if the staging decor matched the homebuyers’ preferences.

2. Viewing a Staged Home Online Increases a Buyer’s Willingness to Visit
According to 77% of the survey’s respondents, staged homes helped buyers imagine moving into them. Potential buyers are also more likely to complete a walkthrough with an agent if the home is staged.

3. Home Staging Decreases a Property’s Time on the Market
The study found that buyers are more likely to view and buy a home when it has been staged for its online listing. Moreover, buyers are quicker to set up an appointment when the home has been staged according to their personal preferences for colors and styles of furniture and accessories.

4. Staging Your Home May Simplify Moving
When a homeowner takes on the task of staging a room, the first chore is to get rid of the clutter. Doing so also makes it easier to pack up once the home sells. Most real estate agents do not ask sellers to stage every room of a home. Instead, they suggest that homeowners tackle the living room, kitchen, and master bedroom. However, sellers can stage more rooms if they believe it will lead to a quicker sale. If sellers choose to do more, survey respondents suggested staging the dining room, primary bathroom, and yard.

If you want to sell your home and are considering home staging, you should start by decluttering each room to prepare for the process. If you’d like more help with staging your home to sell, please contact me today. As an experienced real estate agent, I know what buyers are looking for in a home. I can also help you with home staging advice or connect you with a professional home stager.