One of the most popular real estate trends in the last several years has been home staging. Television stations like TLC and HGTV have showcased how important and effective real estate home staging can really be. Real estate professionals and home sellers all over the country have implemented the home staging techniques that we have seen in recent years, and because of that, homes often sell faster and for a higher amount than homes that are not staged. Not sure if home staging really works? Check out the top 3 advantages of having your home staged when it comes to selling your home.
Advantage #1: Staged homes compete better in the market.
By staging, you are able to feature the best parts of your home. This means that buyers will see the advantages of your home over others and sometimes it even leads to a faster sale. It also presents a great impression when the appraiser arrives. This all means that you have the best chance of getting into a new home faster since you will get the money from your home quicker. This also saves you the carrying costs of maintenance, utilities and more.
Advantage #2: Staging makes an emotional connection.
When your home is staged well, potential homebuyers can envision themselves in the space. In addition, it’s important to know that even when it comes to home shopping, potential home buyers will use their emotions to make part of their decision on which home they want. They will remember how the home made them feel when they entered and walked around that house. They will make an emotional connection with the space almost immediately upon seeing it and when they can start seeing themselves in that space, there is often a sale.
Advantage #3: Pictures are more appealing.
Many prospective home buyers start researching homes online before they go into any homes. With unattractive pictures online, they might pass by the home quickly, simply because they don’t see the value in the home. Staging the home means that your pictures will turn out better and in turn, give you the visual edge that you’ll need to get buyers to set up showings.
Of course, choosing an agent that will effectively market your home is key, and professional staging can enhance your competitive advantage. Reveal why your home has appeal and get your home staged today!