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Staging and Curb Appeal

Staging and Curb appeal

Do I need to stage my home?

The decision to stage your home to sell is personal, depending on your situation. Some factors that could affect your decision are: is the home vacant? Do you have funds upfront to put into staging to earn more when you sell? Does your home have unique rooms or spaces?

Below are some statistics from the 2019 National Association of Realtors on the effects of staging a home to sell:

From a Buyers’ Agent Perspective:

  • Forty percent of buyers’ agents cited that home staging had an effect on most buyers’ view of the home.
  • Eighty-three percent of buyers’ agents said staging a home made it easier for a buyer to visualize the property as a future home.
  • Staging the living room was found to be most important for buyers (47 percent), followed by staging the master bedroom (42 percent), and staging the kitchen (35 percent).
  • 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.

From the Sellers’ Agent Perspective:

  • Twenty-eight percent of sellers’ agents said they staged all sellers’ homes prior to listing them for sale. Thirteen percent noted that they only staged homes that are difficult to sell.
  • The most common rooms that were staged included the living room (93 percent), kitchen (84 percent), master bedroom (78 percent), and the dining room (72 percent).
  • The median dollar value spent on home staging was $400.
  • When staging a home, 22 percent of sellers’ agents reported an increase of one to five percent of the dollar value offered by buyers, in comparison to similar homes. Seventeen percent of respondents stated that staging a home increased the dollar value of the home between six and 10 percent.
  • Twenty-eight percent of sellers’ agents stated that there were slight decreases in the time on the market when the home is staged.

Even if you decide not to hire a professional stager to move in their own furniture and décor, there are many things you can do to stage your house on your own. Some of the most useful self-staging things you can do aredecluttering the home, deep cleaning the entire home, removing pets, pet beds and bowls during showings and cleaning the carpet. As your Realtor, I will provide guidance on what staging you can do for the least amount of money to get the most out of the sale of your home.

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