Home Staging- How Important Is It?

Posted by Cortiers Real Estate on Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 at 8:51am.

If you’re not already familiar with the term home staging, it is the art of presentation when selling your home. Many wonder if it’s worth the extra time and effort to stage a home for sale and below we’ll discuss why it’s an important step in the home selling process.

Goals:

The goal for staging a home is to make it appealing to the highest number of buyers. This can be overlooked by the sellers and even some agents during the home selling process and greatly hurt the chances of receiving the offer a seller is searching for. First impressions begin to formulate when a potential buyer pulls up to the house; landscaping, house color and overall tidiness of a property’s exterior can be a turn off before a buyer even walks in the door. Home staging goes beyond the typical cleaning, decluttering and fixing up of minor repairs. An important aspect of home staging is decorating the space so that it is appealing to all five senses, this includes bright fruit bowls and a strategic use of linens and fabrics.

How to:

Now that we established home staging can make or break sellers, we can now evaluate how you should go about staging your home. If your budget is too constrained to consider the option of a professional home stager, meet with your agent and research ways to add that extra “oomph” to your home. If you are looking for a professional home stager, it is essential to research your particular areas average fees based on demand and the different services individuals could offer so you can determine if it is worth the money. Consider asking around for referrals, including from your agent who might have experience with a particular stager.


When selling your home every detail matters, and although you may not have the ability to control all factors regarding your property the appearance of your home is exclusively your responsibility.


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