Staging Your Home To Sell

Dated: 02/06/2019

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4 REASONS TO STAGE

1. Your home will shine online. Buyersfirst found 92% of the homes theyvisited on the Internet. Good stagingcan make your home stand out beforebuyers see it in person. 

2. It shows off the potential. 77% ofagents say staging makes it easier forbuyers to visualize a property as theirfuture home. 

3. It spurs walk-throughs. Customersare more willing to walk through ahome that’s been staged, according to40% of agents. 

4. Your home will sell faster. Nearlytwo-thirds of agents say stagingdecreases the amount of time a homespends on the market. 

THE 6 MOSTIMPORTANTROOMS TO STAGELiving room, Master bedroom, Kitchen, Outdoor space, Dining room and Bathroom

 “Staging ispreparing ahome for sale sothe buyer canmentally move in.”BARB SCHWARZ, CALIFORNIAREALTOR® AND CHAIRWOMANOF THE INTERNATIONALASSOCIATION OF HOMESTAGING PROFESSIONALS.

 SIMPLE FIXESAGENTS RECOMMENDDe-clutter – 93%Full home cleaning – 89%Carpet cleaning – 81%Remove pets beforeshowings – 80%Make minor repairs – 75%Depersonalize the home – 72%Paint walls – 68%“Cluttereatsequity.”BARB SCHWARZ 

COST OFPROFESSIONALSTAGINGMost stagers charge$300 to $600 for an initialconsultation, then $500 to $600per room per month.

 1% to 5% 6% to 10% 11% to 20%REALTORS’ ESTIMATE OF IMPACT OF HOME STAGING ON SELLING PRICEAbout one-third of buyer’s agents say staging increasesselling price by 1% to 5%.13% of agents say staging increases selling pricesby 6% to 10%.5% of agents say staging adds 11% to 20%to selling price. 

Sources: NAR 2017 Profile of Home Staging, Househunt.com, realtor.com, Barb SchwarzISTO

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