Setting the Stage for a Sale
Staging isn't so much an expense as it is an investment. Not only will you increase your home's value but it's also likely to sell much faster which is important because homes that sit on the market can quickly lose their value.
Staging your home may seem like an overwhelming endeavor but it's actually much easier than you would expect. Staging is a straightforward process that starts with a clean, de-cluttered and de-personalised home. Buying a home's an emotional decision and buyers have to be able to envision themselves living in your home which is why photographs, trophies and kids' artwork have to go.
A stager also ensures your home is inviting to buyers by enhancing the functionality and flow of rooms. They can remove and store furniture so the house looks as spacious as possible and use lighting and other tricks to warm up the feel of your home. A properly staged home will also look amazing to the wide range of buyers who search online which in turn will generate more showings.
If you want to stage your home yourself, you'll have to go beyond simple paint and fix it jobs. Buyers have a tough time visualizing themselves in unfurnished rooms so turn your craft room back into a bedroom or transform a cozy nook into a reading spot by setting out a comfy chair and lamp. Don't forget to also stage cupboards and closets as storage space is very important to buyers.
You only get one chance to make a first impression and a staged home is much more likely to capture the hearts of purchasers. Whether you pay a professional to stage your home or do the work yourself, staging is a worthwhile investment that will massively increase the odds of your home selling quickly and for top dollar!