1. You are more likely to sell it!
Staging your home ensures that it will look as good as possible to potential buyers. Staging allows you to sell your home faster without settling on lowering the listing price. Keep reading to better understand why staging your home will increase the likelihood of selling.
2. Buyers will visualize themselves there
When selling a house, it is important for buyers to see themselves living there. This means that they don’t want to see you living there. Staging a home involves depersonalizing it and redecorating in a way that appeals to a general audience. When every room has a purpose, the house will feel more like a home, increasing the likelihood of a sale.
3. You will get more money for your home
A staged home at asking price is worth more than an un-staged home at a discount. Buyers are sure to do their research on property values and will likely try to bargain if your asking price seems high to them, especially if the home needs repairs and updates. Staging your home will justify your asking price, making buyers more likely to accept it.
4. The house will appear well-maintained
Buyers want to see all the great aspects of your home, but they will also look for any imperfections. A well-staged house means fixing what is broken and improving what may be undesirable. Buyers will see a clean, fresh-looking house and feel comfortable inside it.
5. A professional stager will see your home objectively
Sellers may not always be able to see their homes from an objective point of view. Sellers often have too many emotions attached to their belongings to stage their own homes effectively. Professional stagers know exactly how to highlight the best features of the house without letting your beloved (and maybe a little tacky) decorations distract from it.
6. Get a head start on packing
When you are selling your house, you have to pack up all of your stuff anyway. Staging your home makes the packing process a little less stressful by starting early and packing up all of the unnecessary clutter. You won’t be needing this stuff much anyway, and buyers wont want to see it! You won’t have much stuff left to pack up, so by the time you are ready to move, it will be a breeze!
7. Makes the house seem larger
Staging a home is all about space. The average homeowner may not know exactly how to arrange a home to maximize usable space. Professional stagers will declutter your home and arrange it in a fashion that makes the house seem larger, paying close attention to the flow of each room. Homeowners are often surprised by how much space their home has after it has been staged!
8. Stay above the competition in a buyer’s market
A buyer’s market is simply this: there are too many houses for sale and not enough buyers in the market. This can make it more difficult to sell your home, as you have to compete with other comparable homes in the area. Staging your home will make sure that your house stands out. Rather than lowering your asking price to compete with other sellers, you can make your home seem nicer than the others and convey a better value.
9. It will look better online
Buyers are keen on doing plenty of online research before viewing a home. Some aren’t even set on moving until they’ve found “the one”. It is common to hire a professional photographer to take photos of your home to be posted online, but if the property doesn’t look its best, there almost isn’t a point. Make sure that your home looks the best it can for your buyers- otherwise, it could be just another house in the search for the perfect one.
10. Highlight good features and hide the flaws
Sellers may have gorgeous features in their homes that are ruined by clutter and tacky knickknacks. A stager will help you use the space in a way that accentuates its beauty rather than suffocates it. Strategically placed furniture and decor will make buyers see only the best parts of the house and overlook any imperfections.
11. It will be move-in ready
When buyers walk through your home and see that everything is up-to-date and nothing needs to be fixed, they won’t need to worry about any extra costs of repairs. Putting their mental calculators away, they will really be able to envision themselves in the space. Staging your home will make it appear move-in ready to the buyer, increasing the likelihood of a quicker sale.
12. Relax and enjoy your space!
One of the best parts about staging your home is that after you’ve done it, you still get to live in it! Even if you are only there for a short amount of time after the house has been staged, you still get to enjoy your home in the best shape it has been in. This also makes for a perfect setting for a farewell party!