The process of selling a home has completely changed over the last few years. Long gone are the days when you only needed to take a few photos and put a sign on the ground to consider your home ready to list.
Now a lot more has to go into the process of selling a home. There’s decluttering, cleaning, painting, photos, videos and, of course, staging.
What exactly is staging?
Staging is the process of professionally furnishing and decorating your home to make it look as beautiful and appealing to buyers as possible. Potential buyers are buying on the emotion and the feeling they get when they view a home and staging can help evoke those feelings. That is why it is important to set that stage and create those emotions for the buyer.
Here are some other benefits of staging your home:
It Allows Potential Buyers to Mentally Move In
When buyers are viewing a vacant home, it’s harder for them to imagine themselves and their belongings in that space. An empty home can also look empty and uninviting, which is the opposite of what you want buyers to feel. Staging will also answer the buyer’s question on how the space “lives” and could work for them and their furniture.
Your Home’s Incredible Features are Highlighted
Sellers may have their current home space set up in a way that works for them and their lifestyle, but it may not be showing the homes great features.
For example, a home could have amazing built-ins that are covered by gaming equipment/unnecessary items, a stager will take those built-ins to the next level and emphasize the beauty of them by decluttering and refreshing the space with neutral accessories.
It Makes Your Home Stand Out Online
The way buyers shop for homes nowadays is through online real estate platforms. That’s why your home has to look amazing for photos and videos because this will be the first impression buyers will get of a home.
It is important to capture the attention of buyers enough to make them want to come to see the home in person.
Your Home Sells Faster
The main goal when selling your home is to sell it fast and for the highest possible price. The chances for success can highly increase with staging. This is the whole point of staging a home, to present it in the best possible light. If this is done, buyers will be more likely to make an offer.
Having a designer do a walk-through of your home before you list allows you to to make the appropriate changes to sell it faster and for the best possible price.