Selling a home is not easy. A property owner may have the nicest house on the street, but still, a lot relies on the impression the whole home makes on a prospective buyer.
For most real estate experts, staging a home is a must. In fact such practice is already so popular, it has turned into a business or a profession for some because it has become a need.
The National Association of Realtors say staging a home creates a positive impact on the prospective buyer because he sees the whole property at its best. In one of the articles on staging that they have published in their official website, they mentioned that the practice benefits both the seller and the buyer.
“Realtors® on the buyer side believe that staging makes an impact in several ways; 81 percent said staging helps buyers visualize the property as a future home, while 46 percent said it makes prospective buyers more willing to walk through a home they saw online. Forty-five percent said a home decorated to a buyer’s tastes positively impacts its value; however, 10 percent of Realtors® said a home decorated against a buyer’s tastes could negatively impact the home’s value.”
Check out the rest of their write-up here.
Why Stage a Home
Home improvement media company HGTV has mentioned the many benefits of home staging in one of the write-ups it published in its official site. In their write-up, they mentioned that while staging may come with inconveniences for the property seller in case he still lives in the house he is trying to sell, staging certainly outweighs all the disadvantages.
“Make no mistake — professional staging is an inconvenience. Your daily routine will be turned, at least temporarily, on its head. And it can be unsettling as you watch your life rearranged to suit the tastes of others. But if selling your home in the shortest amount of time and for the most money is your goal, it is precisely those “others” who should be your focus.”
The original post can be found here.
Statistics on Home Staging
Professional staging company MHM Staging has shared in their website statistics on how staging has helped sell properties. According to their post, staging not only attracts buyers, it also makes the property more valuable.
“To sell your home faster, it must stand out from the competition and create a strong first impression. (1) A survey by Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corp. found that staged homes spend half the time on the market than non-staged homes. (2) The National Association of Realtors (NAR) survey found that the longer homes stay on the market, the further their price drops. (3) Once staged, homes spend an average of 73% less time on the market.”
Take a look at the whole post here.
Home staging can indeed work wonders in selling a property.