Home staging tends to have polarizing views on whether aids selling a home. The truth is, staging can have extremely beneficial outcomes, if it’s executed correctly and on a suitable property.
What is Home Staging?
Staging can range from decluttering, a simple coat of paint, renting furniture and decor, or in some cases, it can include a small renovation. Staging is usually done by a professional and pricing vastly depends on the project.
Should I Stage?
Maybe! Staging outcomes are the best when the property has good bones. If you’re property is one that will sell for land value, staging will likely not have a desired effect. The goal of a professional stager, is to create a space where a potential buyer can envision themselves. If the likely buyer of your property is a builder hoping to renovate, he or she likely doesn’t care too must about the furniture inside.
Conversely, say your home has been professional decorated and you love the way it looks. Should you skip the stager? Maybe not. As I mentioned before, the goal of a stager is to create a space where potential buyers can envision themselves. Obtaining a professional opinion is recommended as you may benefit from decluttering some of your personal knick-knacks or photos or possibly removing large furniture, making the room feel more spacious. Even changing a coat of paint from navy to off-white, will brighten and enlarge the room. Staging can also involve replacing bulkier furniture with sleek (sometimes not completely functional) furniture, to achieve an airy feel.
- Removing personal belongings and creating a neutral space helps potential buyer’s envision their own belongings in the space, making your home more appealing to them.
- Homes have been seen to sell quicker with staging. Time is money in the real estate market
- Properties that have staged, often receive more offers, meaning more negotiating power and a higher sale price.
- Staging can help your property stand out amongst similar homes on the market
- If you live in area where the real estate market is not very active, your home could take longer to sell, and staging could become costly.
- If your home won’t benefit from staging, it’s frankly, a waste of money. Talk to your realtor on whether home staging is right for you.
Staging done by: Ferrier Home Staging