Home Staging... How to increase your selling potential
There is only one opportunity to make a first impression. When looking for a new home, buyers decide whether they like a home or not in the first few minutes after entering. Most homebuyers have trouble visualizing the potential of a space whether it being trying to see how to arrange an empty room or ignore oddly placed furniture. Staging can eliminate this issue. Home staging isn’t limited to high-end expensive homes, whether your homes is worth $100,000 or $1 million, it can benefit from staging. In order for staging to benefit the seller the most effective option is to hire a home stager prior to listing the property otherwise it might be too late. According to a report by the Real Estate Staging Association, prelisted staged homes spend 90 percent less time on the market than their non-staged competition.
Most home stagers, like Inspiring Homes Design, has a great inventory of stylish, trendy furniture and accessories to use to stage homes that homebuyers usually wouldn’t spend money on. Stagers usually suggest to only clear away pieces that will not be making the move and nothing else like painting or de-cluttering until the stager comes to see the home. It is ideal to have all rooms staged but if your budget does not accommodate all rooms, the priorities should be living room, kitchen and master bedroom. While working with a stager, updates such as paint and new flooring may be suggested in order to increase selling potential.
This is a home we staged on the Fall 2016 Parade of Homes built by BDR Homes that sold within 5 days of the parade starting. It is a four bedroom, 3 bathroom, 1,976 square foot single-family home located in South Lincoln. If you or someone you know is looking to get their home on the market, let us know!
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