What is Home Staging?
Home Staging is an essential part of getting your home ready to sell. Home staging focuses on depersonalizing a home, de-cluttering a home, arranging furniture etc. in order to help a home show at it’s best.
What Sorts of Things Will Home Stagers Do With My Home?
From having the walls painted with a fresh coat of paint, to removing family photos and replacing them with paintings, there are a variety of things that one might do to stage their home. It may be as simple as getting fresh and updated bed linens, towels and curtains to renting neutral, modern (and matching) pieces of furniture. The most influential improvements include cleaning, organizing, rearranging and minor repairs.
Does Home Staging Work?
Average number of days on the market for staged homes was 13.9 verses 30.0 for unstaged home
Average difference in selling price over list price was 6.3%
Source: 2004 survey by Joy Valentine – Coldwell Banker Broker – based on 2772 homes
63% of buyers were willing to pay more money for a house that is move in ready
Source: Maritz Research Staging polls
HomeGain surveyed 2000 Agents who said home staging brought 349% return on investment. (Up from 169% 2 years before that) ie: If you spend $1000 you will get $34,900 back!
Source: Proctor and Gamble Survey
A freshly painted, clean, clutter-free home is always attractive to prospective buyers. On average, staging a home for sale can increase the value of your home and speed up the selling time for your home.