Home Staging and Preparing Your Home for Sale

Does home staging work?  Studies show that staging a home on average can result in a higher selling price and a faster sale.   A national study conducted by the National Association of Realtors revealed that only 4% of Realtors indicated that staging had no impact on a buyer’s perception of a home they sold to that buyer.   This study also revealed that 46% of buyers that a Realtor represented were 46% more likely to walk through a home they saw online that was staged.

Studies also show that staged homes on average sell for 17% more than homes that are were not staged.  Here is a short list of items to keep in mind while preparing your home for sale.  Make sure the home is cleaned, decluttered, well lit, fresh paint or clean walls, noticeable maintenance items repaired, neutral colors throughout, and lawn and landscaping manicured.

In addition, if all of these items are checked off, and the home is staged, make sure your Realtor is showcasing your work and home the best way possible.  A good Realtor will have professional photography done, virtual tours, and even a 3D walk-through of the home conducted.  With all the thousands of homes online, your home needs to be showcased well online, as your home is competing for buyer’s attention.

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