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4 Great Reasons to Stage Your Home to Sell

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So you’re getting ready to sell your home. But is it ready to shine in listing photos and showings? Properly staging your home is an effective strategy that’s been proven to get excellent results for sellers.  

What Is Home Staging?  

Home staging is all about dressing up your home and setting the stage for potential buyers. The goal is to make your home look warm and inviting so home shoppers can easily picture themselves living in it.  

Home staging typically involves deep cleaning, rearranging furniture, clearing out clutter, and doing some light redecorating.  

Why Does Staging Matter?  

Home staging may seem like a lot of work (and it can be), but it also offers some undeniable benefits. Taking a little time to showcase your home in its best light well worth the effort.  

Here are the top 4 advantages of home staging:  

1. It improves the viewing experience.

Which house would you prefer to tour as a prospective buyer: One that’s dirty, dimly lit, and full of clutter, or one that’s neat, brightly lit, and spacious?  The second home is probably going to be more enjoyable to walk through, and the potential buyers will likely have an easier time picturing themselves living in it.  

2. It increases your home’s appeal.

Every home has a few elements that the owner doesn’t particularly love. Perhaps the kitchen is small, or the bedrooms don’t get a lot of natural light. Whatever the perceived issues, proper staging can draw attention away from those features and redirect viewers toward the home’s more positive aspects.  

3. It can encourage higher offers.

If people can see themselves living in your house and are drawn to it right away, they’re going to be eager to put in an offer. Proper staging can create some competition when it comes to receiving offers for your home. According to a study by the International Association of Home Staging Professionals, home staging also helps increase the sale price by up to 20%.  

4. It may reduce your time on the market.

Not only will you get higher offers for your home, but you’ll also reduce the amount of time it takes to sell. If you want to get the For Sale sign out of your yard and move on to your next destination as quickly as possible, good staging can go a long way.  

Looking for Ideas?  

Check out this NAR article to gain some home-staging insights from a pro!