Staging a home makes it easier for a buyer to visualize the property as a future home (according to 77% of buyers’ agents) “Realtors know how important it is for buyers to be able to picture themselves living in a home and […] staging a home makes that process much easier for potential buyers.” Staging positively affects a home’s value if the home is decorated to the buyer’s taste. So I stage homes so they are designed to appeal to the largest number of potential buyers.
National Association of Realtors (NAR) “2017 Profile of Home Staging.”
In the same report 38% of sellers’ agents said they stage ALL sellers’ homes prior to listing them for sale, while 14% said that they only stage homes that are difficult to sell. So, if you want to sell fast, stage first. If you’re property is not selling then stage it and relist it or stage it and ask your agent to show new photographs in the listing that show it after staging.
The first few minutes count! Reader’s Digest claims that “Most people decide whether or not they are comfortable in a property within the first few seconds of entering; and when they are looking for a home, that first impression is crucial to a quick, well-priced sale.” This is why every consultation with me begins with a discussion of the curb appeal and the entrance to your property.