If you’re new to Home Staging, no doubt you have questions. Here we cover many of the questions about they why and how of staging your home.
90% of buyers cannot.
Staging is a crucial part of a comprehensive marketing plan. For most people their home is one of their most important financial assets; it deserve a complete marketing plan. Staging is nothing more than ensuring your house appeals to the biggest pool of potential buyers. More buyers means more and better offers.
Real estate has changed over the last 10 years. Today, potential home buyers start their search online.
Your first showings will be online. 90-95% of potential home buyers start their search online.
Your real estate photos must impress. Staging ensures your house will be ready for those all-important photos.
Buyers spend 60% of their time looking at the listing photos; only 20% of their time on the property’s description.
Staging does not answer the question “will my house sell?” Any house with a good real estate agent and appropriate pricing will sell. Instead, staging answers the question of how quickly your house will sell and for how much, regardless of market conditions. 62% of seller’s agent say staging a home shortens the time a property spends on the market.
Can you afford not to? Can you afford to leave equity on the table? If you don’t need the most money out of your home, you may not want to stage your house, but if you do, staging is a crucial part of the marketing plan.
The average cost of one price reduction is significantly less than the cost to stage your home.
Staging costs anywhere from a couple of hundred dollars to 1-2% of the sales price of your home. Since we offer a full-range of services and options, Complete Transitions can work with you to find a solution for your unique property and situation.
The cost of home staging is tax deductible.
In a seller’s market, buyers know they must move quickly. Because of that, they limit the number of houses they look at. Your house needs to quickly appeal to buyers who are making snap decisions. That means a move-in ready house for potential buyers.
But there are some exceptions….
If you are selling your house in “as is” condition with a number of problems and are simply looking to “get out quickly,” it may not make sense to stage. Deciding whether to, or how much money to put into an “as-is” home is a complicated decision and depends on a number of factors including the significance of the problems, anticipated reduction in market value and an evaluation of comparable properties with your agent.
In a buyer’s market, you may be feeling the pinch. Your house may not be selling for as much as you’d hoped, and now you have to put more money into it?
By its definition, a buyer’s market means there is more properties to buy than there are buyers. It is crucial to stand out from the competition. Staging ensures your property will be at it best to lure in as many buyers as possible.
Absolutely not. We strongly believe in collaboratively working with you on a plan that makes sense for your home and your situation.
In today’s market, selling means pictures of your house will be available to anyone who chooses to look. It is far easier to have a professional stager do the first review before this public showing.
When we come to your house for a consultation, you will walk us through your home. We will talk to you about your goals and then create a plan based on this walk-through.
Our recommendations will not be based on your decorating choices. Instead we will use proven methods to market your home in a way that is appealing to the widest possible pool of buyers. And we’ll be gentle… we promise.
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