You’re looking to sell your home, and wondering, does investing in Home Staging (decorating your home to entice buyers) really make a difference?
The answer is a resounding YES!
According to the National Association of Realtors, for every $100 invested in staging, the potential return is $400, and on average, staged homes tend to sell 88% faster.
In our experience, a staged home not only sells much faster, but at a higher price point. Simply put, home staging can accelerate the whole process. While it may feel like you’re investing in decorating a home you’re trying to get off of your hands, it will work to your benefit in the long-term.
Here are a few tips to keep in mind:
- Remember, less is more! Staging helps provide a sense of scale for rooms and can make an overall home look more attractive; however, you want to keep it minimal.
- Staging doesn’t have to be costly. The goal is to help buyers feel a connection with the home, and to do this you can rent or borrow furniture. If you’re on a tight budget, focus on staging the most important rooms, and placing a few key pieces in the living room, family room and master bedroom. In bathrooms, a few towels and a simple vase or candle can do wonders.
- You’re selling a lifestyle change. When potential buyers look at your house, to them, it’s a lifestyle change, and an empty house cannot sell this. A few key pieces, and flowers (yes, flowers) can really set the tone.
- A Picture Says a Thousand Words. In the world of online everything, the first impression of a home on the market is often an online listing. It’s been proven that buyers who see a photo of a home that’s staged are more likely to visit in-person.
Of course our team will help you navigate home staging every step of the way, so when the time comes, don’t hesitate to reach out!