12 Apr Tired of lowering your listing price each month? Need help selling a house?
Research shows professionally staged homes sell over 50% faster and on average usually earn a higher percentage for the seller. Home staging is using limited funds, creativity and expertise to prepare a home to sell. The homes becomes infinitely more attractive to potential buyers, sells quickly and for more money while in turn the small investment yields more in the end to the homeseller.Staged homessellinhalfthetimethananun-stagedhomeandonly
10% of homebuyers can visualize the potential of a home. 10 Reasons Why to
Stage a Home….
Faster sales time. Marketing experts indicate that staged homes sell 30 to 50% faster in most areas. This is important, because the longer a home is on the market, the more likely there will be a sales reduction. Buyers think that if a home has been on the market for some time, that there must be something wrong with it or that the seller will be anxious to sell and will take much less than the asking price.
Positive impression. First impressions are positive on staged homes, rather than negative.
Less than a minute. Research has shown that buyers initially make up their mind in less than a minute on whether they want a home or not. After a buyer’s initial decision in the first minute, they will either confirm that decision or rescind it in the next 6 to 20 minutes as they view your home.
Ready to move in. Staged homes appear to be in “Ready to move-in” condition. Buyers overwhelmingly prefer homes where they can just move-in and start enjoying life in their new home.
No imagination needed. Only 5% of the population can truly visualize how beautiful a home can be or see past the clutter.
Competitive advantage. Staged homes have a competitive advantage over other homes that are not staged.
Appraisers. Appraisers see the home in a more positive light and are more likely to appraise the home higher than a similar non-staged home.
Shown more. Properly staged homes are showing much more often by realtors. For they, enjoy showing a property that is attractive and excites buyers.
Extra showings. Homes which do not meet buyers’ exact criteria, but which are well staged, often get shown anyway, because the agent feels that the beautifully staged home, may be an exception to the buyers criteria.
Higher sales price. Non-staged homes are more likely to require price reductions in order to sell, versus staged homes, which are more likely to have a number of offers and possibly a bidding war or to sell over the asking price.