Staging – More Money, Fewer Days on the Market
Nothing is more misunderstood in real estate than staging. The common misconception is that staging is no more than putting pretty pillows on the sofa and adding flowers to the front yard, but the truth is proper staging is much more than that. By helping buyers experience the home and the quality living experience they would have in the home, they are more likely to write solid offers with a higher sales price.
What Is Professional Staging?
Proper staging will focus on the home’s best features. The stager will spend time evaluating how to emphasize the unique assets of the home. Is the backyard lush and spacious? Does the master bedroom have a beautiful view? Is the kitchen designed with gourmet cooking in mind? Then they add or subtract furniture and/or accessories to create a room which evokes a welcoming sense that attracts buyers and helps them imagine the lifestyle they will enjoy in the home.
Then they add or subtract furniture and/or accessories to create a room which evokes a welcoming sense that attracts buyers and helps them imagine the lifestyle they will enjoy in the home.
Professional staging can range from a simple adjustment of existing furniture and accessories to a full home staging project. While it might seem that a vacant home with fresh paint allows a potential buyer to envision their own belongings in the rooms, this is not actually the case. Studies have shown that most people are unable to see the potential of a home without prompting. This is why model homes are always furnished with the latest design trends.
Professional stagers create a mood with the proper placement of furniture and accessories and studies show that homes which are professionally stages sell faster and command a higher sales price than those without.