When selling your home you need to show buyers a house that they can’t wait to live in. A well-staged home can have a big impact on whether the buyer makes and offer or not. This gives the buyer a memorable first impression of your home.
Here are some reasons why you should think about staging your home if you are planning on selling it.
You want buyers to visualize themselves living in your home, raising their family and entertaining their friends. Once they can visualize that, they can then make a connection with your house. Then they carry that image with them to every other home they visit. You have a higher chance of getting an offer.
The Wow Factor
When your home is staged, it means that it is not personalized. The home owner have gotten rid of their clutter and personal photos etc. The home now looks dynamic and professional. The furniture and accessories are placed strategically to enhance the space. Basically your home now looks like a million bucks.
A Great First Impression
To get the best possible price on your home you need to make their first impression an memorable one. Once that buyer steps into your home it needs to smell good, look good and just blow them away. When they leave your home they should have formed a good opinion about your home. This can make a big impact of getting an offer or not.
Higher Price, Faster Closings
A properly staged home can give you a substantial increase in pricing in a challenging market. You are more likely to sell your home faster if it’s staged versus if it’s not staged.
Whether you have a professional staging your home or you are doing it yourself, keep in mind that most buyers want to visualize themselves living in a home. Go with a neutral palette and a design that will appeal to a broad range of buyers. Make sure your home is bright, clean and not loaded with too much furniture and personal stuff. When a buyer walks through the home it should be a pleasant experience for the buyer and free of distractions.
Arona McGinley -Realtor®