The Benefits of Home Staging
Years ago before “staging” was a buzz word in real estate I had a listing that wasn’t selling. It was a difficult time in the market and properties took a long time to sell. I wasn’t convinced however that the current market conditions applied to this property because it was in a desirable location, had a great floor plan and my client had upscale furniture and original artwork. I was perplexed and I had to do something. I asked my seller if I could spend some time at the property because I wanted to “tweak” things. I spent 5 hours going room by room editing out unnecessary items, rearranging furniture for greater flow and rehanging artwork. My client called that evening and was thrilled with the changes in her home. Within 5 days she had a full price offer! I was Sold! That was 1991 and since then I have helped every seller prepare their property for the market and when appropriate recommend professional staging.
Staging is now a proven technique for improving and optimizing the home selling experience. Benefits are numerous, essential, and profound. On average a staged property sells 88% faster and for 20% more than a non staged one.
Here is a list of the many benefits that home staging provides:
- Updated newer look
- Appeals to more people
- Positive first impression
- Faster Sale
- More showings
- More offers
- Higher Sale Price
- Higher appraised value
- Rooms appear more spacious
- Highlights key features of the home
- Positive return on investment
- Better photos for MLS, website, video and print
- Impression that home is well maintained
- Positions small areas , porch, alcove, patio as prime living space
After witnessing the many benefits of staging I became a Nationally Accredited Staging Professional. In addition, we are Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialists. We utilize our extensive training and experience to help our clients maximize the value of their property which results in the highest possible sales price. Thorough property preparation and staging are key. If you’re thinking of selling please contact us via our website winehomes.com or call us directly. We work with the best staging professionals in the business and can help guide you through the process of preparing your home for sale. It would be our pleasure to serve you!