How Important Is Staging Your Home To Sell?
Staging a home is a great way increase your traffic on your home.
You might have a beautiful home; it might be perfect, or greatly upgraded with the finest features and materials. It can possibly could be all these but unless you the only one in a thousand, it is not actually staged.
The process of staging a home for sale is not new but it is actually a method that is popular among home sellers and is used in our more challenging market. Staging most times is confused with decorating by many home sellers, thus paying no attention to the process and the recommendations of the staging experts. But the truth is, you need to commit to converting your home into a home that prospective buyers can easily depict as theirs, meaning you have to be ready to emotionally detach.
Staging helps in displaying your home as a place people will love to own. For instance, retailers often set up decorative store display that shows the function and likely placement of some things; like in the case of televisions, they are most times displayed within a living room setting. But this is not done just because it looks great; it is done to help prospective buyers in imagine how the television will look within a household setting. This can also be used in the process of preparing your home for sale. Most of our decision-making ad learning is done visually, even a buyer’s impression of a home. By being able to visualize a possible setting for a room, buyers can better make decisions ad determine if the size of the room is appropriate and pleasing.
Also, staging is a tremendous chance for you to create a warm and inviting atmosphere for the prospective buyer. One vital thing to note is that a well-staged home is not cluttered but comfortable. A cluttered house can make a space look smaller and unattractive. So it is better to let the room speak for itself and make the needed space for buyers to visualize the home as theirs. You should also limit the amount of personal items that are evident, like family photos. This will help ensure security for you as the seller and also remove distractions for the buyers so that they can focus on the house.
You also need to pay attention to things like chips in paint, scratches in the floor and most especially unpleasant odors because every potential buyer for your home will appreciate a clean and well-polished property no matter its age or asking price.
Lastly, home staging is very essential for non-local buyers. These prospective buyers who don’t have the opportunity to visit the homes they are interested in will have to depend on photographs and virtual tours to deliberate whether or not they like the home. The seller then has the responsibility of making sure that their property is both attractive and properly arranged.
Most staging studies indicate that a staged home usually sells for a lot of money and sells in a shorter period of time.