Real estate professionals make their living off selling homes quick. Staging is one of many ways real estate agents use to make that first great impression with clients. Others, however, feel that staging is just another worthless additional cost. Studies show that staging has its share of benefits, including a quicker and simpler sales rate.
Here are some of the benefits:
Provides a simple, move-in ready home
Buyers are typically on the lookout for a move-in ready home that won’t require many renovations. According to a Maritz Research staging poll, 63 percent of buyers are willing to pay more for move-in ready homes. Home staging also gives sellers the opportunity to learn to prepare their homes for a sale so that buyers can move-in immediately.
Your home will speak to buyers
Many real estate agents don’t have experience with interior design or staging. That’s where Staged comes in and helps. When staging a home, you’re essentially creating an interior design so the buyer can imagine what their potential home has to offer. It allows buyers to rearrange the home any way they see fit, leaving a positive and lasting first impression.
Staging also enhances the structure and architecture of a home, bringing out certain details an empty home might miss. Whether the buyer gets a sense for the space of the home, or a reaction from the décor, the ultimate goal is for the buyer to feel an emotional connection to the home, one that they’ll remember when it comes time to make an offer.
A quick and easy way to market
Once the home is staged, the space is now set to market as a desirable and attractive home for buyers. You are now ready to photograph and create a lifestyle home for a buyer, and surpass the competition who might be selling a home at a similar price. According to a U.S New Real Estate article, more than 90 percent of homebuyers start their search online, and photos not only attract home buyers, but also gives them an insight into what their home could potentially look like.
A study by Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corp. found that staged homes sell for more than 6% above the asking price and spend half the time on the market than non-staged homes.
The experience of selling a home can be hard and frustrating when it’s on the market for months. Many factors come into play toward a final sale. Whether you’re new to the selling market or the home is already listed, it’s never too late to stage the home for a proper sale; and Staged is the way to go for a quick and successful final sale.