We’ve all seen the remodeling shows on television where the home is “staged” with pretty furniture and accessories that draw the buyers’ eyes to all the best features of the newly remodeled home. Does it really work that well in real life, or is that just tv magic?
It turns out, home staging can make a real difference in the appeal of your home, cutting the time it spends on the market, and making a faster sale for you. Learn more about the real-life numbers behind the home staging!
Home Staging Worth the Money, Effort? Yes.
Nearly every home seller hopes to get their property sold quickly and at top dollar.
Staging may be just the thing to help in that quest, according to the National Association of REALTORS’® 2017 Profile of Home Staging (http://bit.ly/2tGmtXe).
Using things like furniture, color, lighting, and accent pieces, professional stagers transform for-sale homes from ho-hum to oh-ah and work to make a property appeal to the largest number of prospective buyers
And their work has an impact: 39 percent of sellers’ agents said that staging a home greatly decreases the amount of time the home is on the market, according to NAR’s report.
Here are some of the report’s key findings:
Additional findings include:
- The most commonly staged spaces include the living room (83 percent), kitchen (76 percent), master bedroom (69 percent), and dining room (66 percent).
- Staging the living room was found to be most important to buyers (55 percent), followed by staging the master bedroom (51%), and the kitchen (41 percent).
- Seventy-seven percent of buyers’ agents said staging a home made it easier for buyers to visualize a property as a future home.