Home staging is the act of preparing a private residence for sale in the real estate marketplace. The goal of staging is to make a home appealing to the highest number of potential buyers, thereby selling a property more swiftly and for more money. Staging techniques focus on improving a property’s appeal by transforming it into a welcoming, attractive product that anyone might want. - Wikipedia
Home buyers will make note of how they feel in your property, so setting the 'stage' is absolutely crucial in creating a positive experience for those visiting for the first time. Home staging is one of the fastest growing marketing tools in real estate AND greatly impacts selling time and price in a positive way.
And if you are worried about staging being expensive or too much work, then consider how much the first price reduction will cost you.
Proctor & Gamble completed a study and determined the most important factors for the buyer's first impression of a home's interior were as follows:
- Cleanliness, Clutter & Odor 35%
- Decor 21%
- Condition & Lighting 16%
- Floor Plan 15%
- Rooms 13%
Staging your home will help you achieve the highest price for your home, reduce your time on the market, and create a positive first impression. Let's be honest - there is only one first impression - you got to make it count.
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References: The Importance of Real Estate Home Staging http://agentsboost.com/the-importance-of-real-estate-home-staging/, 5 Reasons why you should stage your house for sale http://www.chicagonow.com/north-shore-real-estate-chatter/2013/11/5-reasons-you-should-stage-your-house-for-sale/#image/1