Why Stage a Home Before Selling it?
Home staging has produced much buzz over the last few cycles. You’re noticing it pop up more and more in the real estate business to where it’s almost becoming the standard. Home staging is no longer elective in this real estate business, it is a requirement! Why? Because researches explain that people who stage their house yield 8-12% more than people that don’t. Besides, houses typically market in the third amount of time!
Home staging is not the same as interior furnishing. Instead, it is a marketing tool to highlight the home owner’s asset, their house! Buyers buy homes based on sentiment, seldom logic, and are ready to pay the amount for a superbly staged house they can imagine themselves in.
A home stager that has been equipped professionally in the art and craftsmanship of home staging, soon creates what we like to call “emotional link points.” In every home that we stage, we always charter either a cozy reading niche, a wine bar cart, a beverage station with all the adapting or a luxurious Jacuzzi tub set-up with elegant white towels, sponges and a glass of champagne.
Home staging draws the attention and admiration of prospective buyers and prompts them to consider how your home fits their demands.
You never get another chance to create a lasting first impression. Potential house buyers decide within seconds of entering a house whether or not it’s the house for them. But first, to get clients through the front door, you need excellent landscaping to attract them in. Many listing images have a picture of the home’s outside as the first picture, so you want to make sure it’s in tip-top appearance to help market your house for top dollar.
This means you trim the bushes, you cut the grass, the windows are clean and polished, window shutters and the front door have a new coat of paint, leaves are picked up, fresh, clean doormat, cars are parked down the road and there are blooming potted flowers and greenery, particularly on the front step.
If you are serious about marketing your house, all clutter must go, no excuses! It’s not an easy job, especially when a house has been lived in for several years and has gained heavy stuff. But considering the home sellers are relocating, now is the perfect opportunity to de-clutter.
Home staging is useful because it highlights a property’s strengths and decreases its weak points. It enables your house to show its most significant potential. Offering a well-cared house and creating a home that presents a positive first impression is essential in increasing the property’s value.