Home staging is one of the most effective ways to sell a home quickly and for the best price. Get the most out of the home sale by seeking out home staging services. For those who are still on the fence, read on to learn all about why home staging is important when selling a home.
Helps buyers visualize themselves in the space
Removing clutter and personal belongings are the two most important steps of home staging. Doing so will make it easy for buyers to imagine the property as their future home. If the space has too much clutter, buyers will have a harder time seeing the property’s merits.
Personal photos, items with family members’ names on them, collections, memorabilia, religious items, and the like should be kept in storage during a showing. However, don’t strip down your space to the point where it looks sterile and uninviting. Leave cookbooks on the kitchen shelf, a piece of art on the wall, or your favorite houseplant in its usual spot. The goal is to find the perfect balance between impersonal but still welcoming.
Appeals to a wide pool of buyers
A key point in staging a property is making the space as neutral as possible so that it can attract a wide range of buyers. And the only way to do that is by appealing to a variety of tastes.
You might adore your bold-colored cabinets, statement furniture, and polarizing tabletop decor, but future homebuyers could find them off-putting. As a homeowner, it might be difficult to remove these items but it is a must to achieve a neutral and universally appealing look.
Staging also includes repainting walls in colors like tan, greige (gray/beige), ivory, and cool grays. If your couch looks too big or too small for your space, renting out furniture and home décor is the best option.
Stands out from the competition
If a property has to compete with similar homes for sale in the neighborhood, the best way to stand out is through home staging. A well-staged home leaves a lasting impression and maybe the only thing that sets you apart from the pack.
When a buyer steps into your home to view it – whether personally or online – they must experience a sense of belonging or be compelled to see more of what you have to offer. This is also the reason uploading great property photos is essential.
Makes the home seem more spacious
Professional stagers know how to make your home look and feel more spacious regardless of your property’s actual size. They’ll know how to bring more natural light into a room to create an airy feel. This is especially important during open houses because buyers appreciate the relaxed and homey environment natural light brings.
Justifies the asking price
A home that looks unkempt and in disarray undermines its list price. With a staged home, you’ll be able to defend your asking price without trying too hard during negotiations. Staging is also an effective way to increase the perceived value of the home.
The only way to get the best price on your property is by making it look its best. A professional stager can decorate and furnish your home so it becomes desirable to more buyers.
Highlights the best features of the property
Staging means showcasing the property’s strengths. Professional stagers know how to emphasize a home’s best features while downplaying its less-than-stellar aspects.
Dark rooms can be brightened up with the right paint colors and light fixtures. Cramped spaces can be transformed with the right furniture and smart planning. A neglected architectural feature can become a focal point. Stagers have the expertise and experience needed to put your home in the best light.
Makes the property look well maintained
Aside from the rearrangement of furnishings, staging also helps make the space look properly maintained. Scrubbed clean and free of extraneous décor, a staged home will leave buyers with the impression that the seller has kept the property in the best shape.
Realizes the home’s full potential
Get the most out of your property by staging every room. Every space in your home should have a purpose. A spare room can be turned into a home gym, office, or guest bedroom. Shelves can be built in awkward spaces and nooks for additional storage.
Hiring a home stager is a serious investment and could cost somewhere from a few hundred dollars to $2,000 just for the initial home staging consultation. For those who aren’t too sure about spending all that money, here’s some good news for you.
At The Groesbeck Group, we offer free home staging and in-home consultation to help sellers prepare their home for sale. Give us a call today at 360.941.3734 or send us an email to Info(at)JeanGroesbeck(dotted)com.