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5 Reasons to Stage Your Home

By January 11, 2019No Comments
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Here are 5 reasons why you should stage your home PRIOR to listing. Staging helps sell a house, paying attention to the details are important.

5. Staging creates a vision:

By setting the stage in rooms, it allows the buyer to picture themselves in a house. Buyers may not need to live in the lap-of-luxury but they want to believe the next house they buy will be like that.  If you leave your home vacant or with all your decor and personal items, it will not allow a buyer to see themselves in the home as if it were theirs. If you stage your home first it will create ambiance buyers will fall in love with. IN fact, only 10% of buyers can see the potential of a home.

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4. Objectivity is necessary to stage a house:

Many homeowners cannot objectively look at their HOME and envision it as a HOUSE that needs to appeal to the masses of buyers. The house is now a commodity that needs to stand out to sell. Without an objective review, it’s hard for a seller to separate themselves from what they are used to in their house. A staging consultation clearly outlines what needs to be done and why. The consultation will give you steps to stage your home to resonate with buyers.

3. Expertise in design is necessary to stage a house:

Many homeowners love their “things” but are those “things” allowing the buyer to see the house? A buyer is looking at the house not at the current homeowners decorating style. A homeowner decorates for their style, not for marketing purposes. When a house is put on the market it needs to appeal to a wider audience. Staging expertly styles the house to appeal to the market it is selling to.

2. Appealing to a broader range of buyers helps you sell faster:

A home that has been staged first, sells 30% faster than a home that has not been staged. The cost of staging a home on the average results in a 299% ROI (return on investment) for the homeowner. For every month a home continues to stay on the market, the sale price will fall around 1% a month. Adding to that, the seller has their caring costs (electric, taxes… etc.) which add up month after month. Stage first and sell faster. If you look great as soon as your house goes on the market you will generate interest which will result in a fast profitable sale.

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1. Not staging… only helps sell your competition.

Not paying attention to the details, not having good pictures for you listing all make your home go unnoticed. 95% of home buyers today search online first. Those details are what buyers are looking for. Pictures speak volumes to them, why not make sure your house stands out.

If you want to sell your home quickly and for top dollar, common sense, call a home stager! They will find the best way to help you merchandise your home to market it properly the first time!

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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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