3 Reasons to Stage Your Listings
Even if the Market is Hoppin’
“I don’t need home staging. Properties are selling themselves!”
Ever heard this?! Well, under the surface, your intuition may be tapping you on the shoulder, reminding you that nothing lasts forever. And, certain tactics could actually increase the bottom line if you use them.
We’ve worked with many sellers who approach listing property strategically by using our staging services, regardless of the market’s current status. Why?!
We investigated, and here was their reasoning…
1.SEASONS & CYCLES! As everyone knows, the housing market goes through cycles. In fact, buyers and sellers actually have to sign a document informing them of this truth. However, just because it’s buzzing right now doesn’t mean your property will sell immediately.
Over 40% of listed homes fail to sell the first time out. Getting a quality, professional, home staging company on your team will help you avoid unpredictability.
2.SAVVY STRATEGIES! Even in a seller’s market, when listings seem to be disappearing faster than you can find them, home staging has a positive effect on the final selling price.
Extensive research has proven that quality professional home staging nets the seller from 4-15% more than an unstaged home. Seriously, if you have the opportunity to increase your profitably, why wouldn’t you?!
Home staging helps each listing look its best, and appeals to the emotional needs of buyers. This infographic shows which rooms are the most important and impactful to stage according to the National Association of Realtors research.
3.EVERYBODY WINS! While buying a home is obviously an emotional process, what about the reverse? Selling a home is stressful for many homeowners. Sellers worry about being able to sell their home for the right amount, as the price point and amenities in their next home often hang in the balance.
When they don’t get high enough offers, many sellers are tempted to leave their home on the market longer, in hopes that a better, higher offer will come along. This can lead to increased anxiety for the seller, more problems when a sale comes through and usually, lower net proceeds.
Remember, emotionally invested buyers are proven to be more cooperative and are generally more fun to work with.
*Article courtesy of Staged To Sell Design Services