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Why Stage a Vacant Home?

By September 20, 2018 No Comments
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The vacant home, why would you stage?  For years Agents felt that a vacant home is easier to sell than an occupied home. Unfortunately, a vacant home does not portray the value the home might be worth. On the fence regarding staging?

Reasons to stage a vacant home:

  • To make it easier for buyers to envision how they could live in the home
  • Add warmth and personality to a home
  • To create an ambiance that buyers fall in love with
  • To bring logic to the spaces and allow buyers to imagine themselves living in this house they are viewing

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 home stager can create the ambiance that needs to be conveyed to the buyer. They consider the market the house is in and add touches that buyers are looking for. An agent that understands the value that staging brings to marketing a house is essential. The staging is just one component of marketing a house.  Experience agents that walk into a sellers home and suggest staging, should be listened to. They know their market, they know what buyers want.

Here is an example of what staging does:

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.

vacant living roomVacant entrance

After staging, the empty rooms become warmer giving the buyer the ability to easily see how they can make this house their home.

staged living room in Cornwall NY

staged entrance in Cornwall on the Hudson

Staging brings value, warmth, and ambiance which is what buyers are looking for. This house had been on the market for over a year and no one purchased it. After being staged it received an offer in the first month. Staging allowed 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…

Other Good Reads:

Stage or Not to Stage

Karen GP

Author Karen GP

Karen GrayPlaisted is the principle owner of Design Solutions KGP. She is a graduate from Pace University and The Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. Her marketing background and design sense are a perfect combination for home sellers. In the first year she began her staging business, she won the ‘Rising Star’ accolade from RESA, selected from all North American stagers, USA and Canada. In 2016 she won top Occupied Stager in the USA. Karen’s ability to educate and empower clients using simple solutions allows homeowners to transform their spaces with desirable affordable decadence.

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