When selling a home
, there are a few different ways to approach the whole process. Some people sell their home while they’re still living in it, some sell their home once they’ve moved out and it’s completely empty, some people sell after they’ve moved out and their home has been “staged.”
Home staging is the process of professionally furnishing and decorating a home and making it look as beautiful and appealing to buyers as possible. It’s not meant to cover up any negative aspects of the home but to accentuate the positive features of your residence and show buyers the potential that the space holds.
Here are a few of the big benefits of staging your home:
How do you get your home staged?
Your real estate agent will most likely already work with a stager or have a few contacts they can share with you. There are professional stagers who are experts at making homes look amazing, and they will bring in all of the necessary furniture and decor.
What does it cost?
This depends on several factors, including how large your home is, how long it needs to be staged, if you already have any furniture that can be used in the staging process, what type of staging you want, what city you live in, etc. Your real estate agent might split the staging cost with you, or you might be on your own. However, you can expect staging to run you anywhere from hundreds of dollars to a few thousand.
What is the payoff of having my home staged?
This will depend on your market. In some real estate markets, having your home staged is the difference between it standing out to buyers and actually selling, versus sitting on the market for months and not going anywhere. In other markets, having your home beautifully staged is the difference of thousands (and sometimes even tens of thousands) of dollars in the final sale price.
Ultimately, you will have to make the decision about whether or not to have your home staged. But keep in mind, forgoing staging could mean leaving thousands of dollars on the table.
Article Written By: Will Featherstone
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