An important decision that must be made when selling your house is whether to leave it empty or to stage it during the selling process. Staging your home to showcase its best features can increase the selling value of your home and it can serve as an important marketing tool for your property. Here at Beach Loop, we do all we can to share with our clients how to get their homes sold ASAP.
Stats on Homestaging
According to the National Association of Realtors Research Group, 40% of buyer’s agents cited that home staging had an effect on most buyer’s view of the home.
A well-prepared home increases its own marketability and sells faster. Staging your home allows you to show your home’s true potential, increase the overall value while allowing you to justify the asking price.
1. Show Your Home’s True Potential
The staging process will allow you to give each room and space a purpose. Potential buyers will have a better idea of how spaces can be utilized and get a better feel for the true size of each room and how each space can be used to their advantage. When selling online, a well-adorned home will look better in photos compared to a bland, cut off the mill, empty house.
Think about how to best showcase your living areas, kitchen, dining room, bedrooms and walls with the following tips in mind. Expensive renovations are not needed if you do not have the budget for it. Small details can go a long way as long as the home feels clean and maintained.
Consider the following as part of the staging process:
- Perform a deep cleaning of all areas
- Declutter open spaces
- Keep the closets empty
- Replace old light bulbs
- Remove lingering odors
- Cover up old stains
Cleanliness and functionality, along with thoughtful staging will bring out the best of every room or space to create a welcoming environment for potential buyers. Highlighting the attractive features of each space will make your home look more appealing and provide that “wow” factor.
2. Increase The Value of Your Home
The impression of a well-maintained home will have a better return on investment. Studies show that empty houses often sell for less and last longer on the market. Taking the time to clean, organize and decorate rooms and spaces can make your house stand out from the rest and provide that “like new” feeling.
According to expert studies, unstaged homes tend to last longer on the market. Depending on where you live, staged homes sell up to 5 times faster and for up to 5-10% more. An empty home can expose flaws that could impact the overall value.
3. Justify the Asking Price
Staging your home is a great way to show its true value. If a potential buyer already feels at home, the price they are willing to pay will most likely match the price you want to sell for.
Your sale starts from the moment a buyer walks through the door and could stay with them long afterward. Preferably, as a long-lasting good first impression.
Taking the time to stage your home can prepare you to sell for the first time or help rescue a house that has been on the market for longer than expected.
The goal is to make your home look better prepared for the sale and more attractive to buyers. An empty space will not inspire as much that people can take away as a positive impression. Help your buyers see themselves in your house by showing it’s true potential.
Contact Us For Home Staging
Contact the realtors at Beach Loop for more information and tips on staging your home and don’t forget to take before and after photos!