Staging a home before listing it for sale is a critical step in the home-selling process. Not only does it help potential buyers envision themselves living in the space, but it also allows the home to show at its best, potentially leading to a quicker sale and a higher sale price. In this blog post, we will explore the importance of staging a home and how it can benefit home sellers.
First and foremost, staging a home allows potential buyers to envision themselves living in the space. This is especially important because many buyers struggle to visualize how they would use a home that is currently empty or sparsely furnished. By staging a home, you can help buyers see the potential of the space and how it could work for their needs. This means that they can imagine where they would put their furniture, how they would decorate, and how they would use the different rooms. When buyers can envision themselves living in a space, they are more likely to fall in love with it and make an offer.
Secondly, staging a home allows it to show at its best. This includes highlighting its best features and minimizing any flaws. For example, by staging a home with furniture, you can make a room appear larger and more functional. Additionally, by decluttering and cleaning the space, you can help potential buyers focus on the positive aspects of the home rather than being distracted by any negative aspects. Additionally, staging a home with professional-grade furniture, artwork, and accessories can help it look more luxurious and desirable. This can make a big difference when trying to sell a home, especially in a crowded market.
Thirdly, staging a home can lead to a quicker sale and a higher sale price. According to a recent National Association of Realtors survey, staged homes spend an average of 73% less time on the market compared to non-staged homes. Additionally, the survey found that staged homes sold for an average of 6% more than non-staged homes. This is because staged homes are more attractive to buyers, which means they are more likely to be viewed, receive offers, and ultimately sell faster. Additionally, because staging can help buyers see the full potential of a home and make it look more desirable, it can also lead to a higher sale price. This is because buyers are more likely to be willing to pay more for a home that they believe is worth it.
It’s important to note that not all staging is the same. Professional staging, which is done by a professional staging company, is different than DIY staging. Professional stagers have access to a wide variety of furniture, artwork, and accessories that can be used to stage a home. They also have the experience and expertise to know how to best use those items to make a home look its best. Additionally, professional stagers can also provide valuable advice on how to declutter, clean, and make minor repairs to a home before listing it for sale.
On the other hand, DIY staging can be done by the homeowner. This can include arranging furniture, decluttering, and cleaning the space. However, it is important to note that DIY staging may not be as effective as professional staging. This is because homeowners may not have access to the same quality of furniture, artwork, and accessories that professional stagers do. Additionally, homeowners may not have the same experience and expertise as professional stagers when it comes to making a home look its best.
In conclusion, staging a home before listing it for sale is an essential step in the home-selling process. By allowing potential buyers to envision themselves living in the space, showcasing the home’s best features, and potentially leading to a quicker sale and a higher sale price, it is a worthwhile investment for any home seller. Professional staging is just one of the many services we offer at Lion Crest Real Estate. If you are curious about listing your home and would like to know more about staging, get in touch with us today.