Why stage a vacant home? Simple reasons:
- To make it easier for buyers to envision how they could live in the home
- Add warmth and personality to a home
- To create a longed for look vs. a lived in look
- To arrange an unusual layout flow and bring logic to the spaces
If a property is worth selling then it is worth doing everything you can to appeal to potential buyers in order to sell the property. Vacant staging can be done in a few rooms or the entire home. Hiring a professional that can create the ambiance that needs to be conveyed to the buyer, is important. Having an agent that understands the importance of staging and how it can impact a sale, is also essential. Experience agents that walk into a sellers home and suggest staging, should be listened to. They know their market, they know what buyers want.
This vacant home In Cornwall NY had beautiful bones but it had nothing to “speak to a buyer.” After a few rooms were staged, buyers could then connect, visualizing how they could live within the house. When a buyer enters a home that has no furnishing and just empty rooms they are welcomed by blank walls- not so intriguing.
After staging, the empty rooms become warmer giving the buyer the ability to easily see how they can make this house their home.
By adding furniture to the rooms, creating warmth and ambiance is what helps sell a home. This house had been on the market for over a year and no one purchased it. After it being staged it received an offer in the first month. By allowing buyers to see how rooms can be utilized, and furnished with items that create value for the space the vacant home becomes more appealing. Do you think it makes a difference?
Let me know your thoughts……