With the market recovering buyers are more price sensitive and less interested in taking on projects to make the property “theirs.” Staging can help tailor your property to become desirable to your particular market. Home sellers maybe hesitant to invest any money into their properties when they are ready to sell, but with a minimal investment it can shorten the time the house is on the market. Buyers can see it as “their” home, not one that “someone else lives in”.
Sharing these two posts below are to help you understand why staging should be part of your marketing package when you plan on selling.
This article has some excellent points and quick movies to show how staging can help your property sell. Home buyers are looking not only for so many rooms, bathrooms etc. they are looking for a style to live. If you have a home that has not been updated since you moved in, or that your decor is that same the day you moved it might be wise to have an evaluation by a professional stager. A professional stager is objective and evaluates the property through the eyes of a buyer.
Another plus of staging is that staging as part of home selling costs may be deductible. Contact your CPA to see if staging costs can be deductible in your state to get your house sold.
When talking with your agent, ask if they will help you connect with a professional stager, it should be part of their marketing package to get your house sold! Having the right packaging is important to get buyers motivated.