The Added Value of Staging A Home
In my Marketing Minute video this week I spoke about Home Staging and how I include this service in my marketing package for each of my clients. I truly believe in its added value for both sales price and its affect on days on market. On average, staged homes sell 88% faster and for 20% more than non-staged homes. This can be significant in your bottom line on closing day.
How Much Does Staging A Home Cost
Generally speaking, most stagers charge between $300 and $600 for the initial consultation and $500 to $600 per month for each staged room. However, if you plan to live in the home while it is on the market, often the initial design consultation is sufficient and the home looks remarkable for showings, photos and 3D Virtual Tour.
What Rooms Matter Most
What rooms matter most to you when you are shopping for a home? For most homebuyers this answer is the kitchen, living room and master bedroom. Showcasing these rooms in the best way possible by staging them gives the best odds of selling your home quickly. I also like staging a dining room and at least one secondary bedroom so buyers get an idea of the size of these rooms. Does your home feature a great outdoor space? Staging an outdoor space is not always necessary, but if it paints a clear picture for a buyer it’s a great room to consider.
Staging Your Home For The Season
If you’re selling your home in the Summer it will look drastically different then if you you’re selling during the Winter holidays. Home staging is all about inciting emotion for a buyer. In the Summer, if you can create a feeling of comfort in the warmest months while also highlighting the outdoors and recreation opportunities your home offers this will increase your chances of selling quicker and for a higher price. In the winter, creating a warm, cozy feeling for your home and showing buyers the home is perfect for hosting and entertaining is more likely to produce an offer.
When you are staging your home one of the most important things you can do is remove items from around the home that are personal such as family photos. Remember, it’s all about inciting emotion. By de-personalizing your home it allows buyers to envision themselves living in the home instead of being a guest in your home. This can be difficult for some homeowner’s but is vital in the home staging process.
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