Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Professionally Stage Your Home
1) You Will Make A Lot More Money
According to a recent Zillow Survey of Real Estate Agents, hiring a professional home stager is the second BEST investment a home seller can make in the process of selling their home.
2) Your House Will Sell Faster which = More Money and Less Headache and Stress
A National Association of Realtors survey found that the longer a home stays on the market, the further below list price it drops. Homes that sold in the first 4 weeks averaged 1% more than the list price; 4 to 12 weeks averaged 5% less; 13 to 24 weeks averaged 6.4% less; than list price; and 24 weeks averaged more than 10% less than list price.
3) The Cost of Staging Doesn’t Cost A Dime
In a Home Gain Survey of over 2000 Realtors, it was discovered that the aspects of home staging typically provides a 399% return on investment!
4) Most Home Sellers Cannot View Their House Objectively
If you can’t see objectively, you can’t “package” effectively. Have an HSR staging professional get your home into its most advantageous condition for showing.
5) Your online photos will stand-out among the competition
According to a NAR profile of buyers, over 95% of buyers are searching for homes online first before deciding to visit. Give buyers a reason to drive to your home by having multiple photos of beautifully staged rooms that will stand out among the competition!
6) Only 10% of Homebuyers Can Visualize the Potential of a Home
That’s why staging a home is critical! You don’t want the advantages of your home overlooked and left up to the buyer’s imagination.
7) The Longer Your Home is on the Market, the Lower the Price Will Be, so STAGE FIRST!
According to a National Association of Realtors survey, homes that sold after 4 weeks on the market sold for 6% less then ones within the first 4 weeks! Don’t be in a position where you have to lower your price…have your house staged!
8) Leaving Your House in “AS IS” Condition Will Only Help Sell the Competition
Competition can be stiff and buyers have very high expectations, as well as choices. Successful agents know that the key to competing is professional staging because it creates compelling online presentations, drives buyer traffic to the home, and turns prospects into buyers.
9) You'll Get a 'Jump Start' on Packing
The most common thing all home sellers must do prior to staging day is to eliminate clutter. Preparing your home to sell allows you the opportunity to sort through your possessions and consider whether to pack, sell, donate, or discard items that won't be incorporated into your home staging plan. While this task seems overwhelming initially, you'll be amazed how much better...and 'lighter' you feel after it's done.
10) You Can Relax
You will have the satisfaction of knowing you have done absolutely everything possible to affect a quick sale of your most valuable commodity for top dollar! Don’t leave money on the table!