Updated: Jan 26
It's a common question every homeowner looking to list their property ask themselves:
"Should I stage my house before I sell it?"
In our opinion, the answer is a resounding yes if your goal is to get top dollar and sell quickly.
Here are all the reasons why you need to stage your house before listing it on the market.
Stage Your House Because It Will Sell For More
Did you know that staged homes often sell for more money than their non-staged counterparts?
According to The National Association of Realtors:
"One-quarter of buyer's agents said that staging a home increased the dollar value offered between one and five percent, compared to other similar homes on the market that are not staged."
If you're hoping to get a full price offer and max out the amount of cash you can pull from a property, staging it is a good idea.
Stage Your House Because It Will Help The Photos Stand Out
Staging your house helps your photos stand out online.
Professional photography combined with professional staging is a great way to get lots of eyeballs on your listing.
A barren, empty living room is far less likely to get someone excited than a well-decorated "family room."
It goes without saying, but the more people who see your listing, the more showings you'll get, and the more likely you are to receive an offer.
Stage Your House Because It Will Help Buyers Picture Themselves Living There
Buyers want to be able to picture themselves living in a house before they move in.
What's it going to be like sitting down for dinner?
Can we BBQ in the summer?
Where can we entertain our guests?
These are a few questions people touring your property may ask themselves.
When your house is staged, it allows them to picture themselves using each area as intended easily.