Every real estate agent knows how important it is to discuss staging your home before you list it for sale. Staging can make a big difference in both the length of selling time and price.
Why do some sellers put off staging their home? They either think it’s too much work, they think it’s too expensive, they like their decorating, or they don’t understand its value. All of these reasons may seem valid but will ultimately set you back from selling your home quickly and getting the price you want.
Three big reasons to stage your home:
1. It justifies your asking price.
A well-staged home is aesthetically pleasing. Everything looks comfortable, inviting, and simple. Staging gives potential buyers fewer reasons to talk down any space or point out repairs. Also if a home looks move-in ready, buyers are more likely to accept the price you have set.
2. You get a head start on packing.
You’re going to have to pack up your belongings eventually before you can move. So why not start now? In order to stage your house, you must remove any clutter or personal belongings from the premises. When you stage your home, you’re making the job easier when it comes time to move by getting a head start.
3. You only get one chance to make a first impression.
You may have heard this line before, but it’s true! If you don’t stage before you list, you’re losing both time and money. Staging isn’t just the inside of the house- but the outside too! Don’t find out the hard way and stage your home before it goes on the market. If your home is already listed, it’s never too late to stage.
If you’re ready to list or want more advice about selling your home, contact an experienced realtor here or call 407-493-0719.