Staging a House: 10 Reasons Why House Staging is Vital

If you’re considering selling your home, you should definitely consider house staging. As a seller you want to generate as much profit as possible to ensure that the home you invested in overtime, sells at the top of the market, and house staging is fantastic way to make that happen.

Zukin Sales realtor, Lisa McFarland, is a certified staging expert and here are some reasons she provided to illustrate why staging your house to sell is a very wise decision.

10 Reasons Why You Should Stage Your Home

10. You’ll Make More Money on Your Investment

A 2014 survey which surveyed well over 3,500 homes that were professionally staged, revealed that over 50% of the homes sold for more than 10% MORE…than the un-staged home of a neighbor.


9. Home Staging Costs Practically Nothing

It is reported that sellers that spend just 1% of the value of a home on staging, the staged house saw an average return of 1,000%. Yes, you read that correctly, one thousand percent!


8. Staging=Faster Selling Home

With mortgage rates at all time low, homes are already selling fast. Bottom line, it’s a sellers market. According to the Real Estate Staging Association, homes that were staged sold 73% faster than their equal counterpart homes that were not staged.


7. Buyers Want to Visualize Where They’ll Soon Be Living

As they say, “your home is your castle.” The keyword here is “your.” As a home owner, you have rightfully added your own personal flare to your home, but as a seller you need to think beyond your home and consider what potential buyers are looking for. Staging gives the impression that a home has been well maintained, and by simply decluttering a home can have a huge impact. A recent survey conducted by the National Association of Realtors reported that 49% of home buyers sited that a staged home had a significant impact on their final decision.

6. It’s 2020; Your Home will Be Featured Online

If you’re selling your home, you can almost guarantee your home will be featured online. That means lots and lots of pictures. As the old saying goes, a picture speaks a thousand words, and the last thing you want is your home is to look undesirable; thus, staging a home–and staging it well–is crucial.


5. Your too Attached and You Need a Second Set of Eyes

Typically, sellers are unable to view their own home objectively. Potential buyers may be turned off by your DIY paint job, the broken doorbell that “you have been meaning to fix,” or your overgrown yard that you refer to as “beautifully undone.”


4. Charm may not be charming after all

If you’re an optimist, the little quirks about your home overtime may be accepted as a part of its charm. However, in a marketplace where buyers are paying top dollar for houses, buyers are typically scrutinizing over common flaws which may reduce offers and may even drive down your asking price.


3. Peace of mind

Investing in staging provides a seller a peace of mind that they have done everything they can to ensure that their home will sell at the best possible price as quickly as possible.


2. It’s Practically a Necessity

According to a recent survey conducted by Zillow, the majority of realtors consider staging as necessity to move a home quickly off the market.


1. Get a Head Start on Packing

Let’s face it, you put your home up for sale for the purpose of moving, and packing can be a major drag. Staging typically involves decluttering and the removal of personal, sentimental artifacts such as family photos. Your home will be less cluttered, easier to clean in a pinch, and–hopefully–easier to sell.

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