Staging a home involves styling—hiring an interior decorator, renting furniture—so that it would look its best when seen by buyers. If you’re thinking about staging your home but are still hesitant, here are some of its advantages that could convince you:
Staging lessens the stress of selling a home.
Selling a home is a stressful affair—you have to do so many things, and one of them is making sure that your home looks presentable for the potential buyers. Hiring a home stager will take that responsibility off of your hands and will ensure that you have a beautiful looking home.
It will show your property in the best light.
Staging will highlight your home’s best features and may distract potential buyers from some negative features such as stains or scratches. Also, a stylish home will let potential buyers see how nice and wonderful it will be to live in your property.
Staging maximises your home’s location.
You can’t do much about your home’s location and neighbourhood—you can’t exactly relocate your property. But home staging can help show your location in the best light. How? Rearranging the patio or backyard can suggest that your location has a climate conducive to outdoor family activities and entertaining. A strategically-opened window can present a pleasing landmark or neighbourhood view.
It shows the home’s potential.
People might find it difficult to visualise themselves living in your home when it’s disorganised, cluttered or empty. Show off your home’s full potential by staging it. Staging shows potential buyers how rooms can be used, how good they can look, and how much space and storage is in every room. Staging involves hiring a coordinated selection of furniture, which can help achieve a look people would pay more for. Another good thing about staging is that it shows that your home is move-in ready, which most buyers want.
Staging helps buyers fall in love with your home.
Make buyers fall in love with your home at first sight, even without them seeing it personally. A staged home combined with well-shot listing photos will lure more potential buyers into seeing your property in person. This means more offers and more opportunities to get your home off the market soon.
Utilise staging for your home to sell faster and at a higher price.
Many homes that utilise staging are sold at a higher price than homes that are not staged. Why? Because staging invokes an emotional reaction in buyers that makes them want to buy the house. Visualising themselves living there happily in a beautiful home? An instant emotional connection.
Aside from selling for a higher price, staged homes also sell faster. By showing your home in its best condition and appearance, it gets more offers than non-staged homes—it might even create a bidding war. Remember that the more time a property stays in the market, the more low-ball offers it gets. Through this, you can sell your home faster and you can move on to the next chapter in your life.
The real estate market is competitive and you’ll need all the help you can get—home staging is a way to sell your property faster and for the price you want. If you need more advice, you can always send me a message.
BEN WAKELY | 0405 000 219
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