When selling a house, it is important to keep it looking clean and tidy for potential buyers. Often, a homeowners personal taste may not be ideal for presenting their house to a wide range of buyers. This is where home staging comes into the equation.
Realtors typically utilize home staging as a tool to get the most money for a home and to sell it faster. According to the National Association of Realtors, 34% of Realtors utilize staging on all homes, while 13% tend to stage only those homes difficult to sell. Another 4% choose to do so only on higher priced homes.
Houses that have been staged have shown receive a noticeable advantage on the market. 81% of buyers find it easier to visualize the property as a future home and 46% of buyers are more willing to walk through a home they viewed online.
Although staging can gain you an edge on the market, it’s important to speak with your Realtor to decide what is right for you. The home staging costs are often made up for in the sale of the house. But if your Realtor advises against staging, then you may not need it at all.