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Does Home Staging Work?

  March 3, 2018   Steve Hricky

Does Home Staging Work?

Yes! Yes it does! Think about it, don’t you love to walk through brand new model homes? Everyone does! It’s fun to imagine what it would be like to live in a brand new home. It’s not just the perfectly remodeled kitchen that captures the imagination. It’s also the fresh new furnishings and décor which invites us to settle into a nice new lifestyle. If you are planning to put your home on the market, you want to recreate this feeling for your potential buyers.

Staging your home for sale is more than simple curb appeal. Of course you need to make sure that your home doesn’t show deferred maintenance or over grown plants, but a professional stager will do so much more.

The purpose of staging is to create a welcoming environment when your potential buyer first enters your home. They must be able to envision themselves living in the property and feeling “at home.” Model home builders know that a staged home will always sell for more than the vacant homes will. As a home seller, you need to use the same techniques to engage your buyers the minute they open your front door.

A properly staged home is the key to effective advertising of the listing. Most buyers start on the internet and the first thing they want to see is pictures. Studies have shown that listings with 5 or more pictures get almost 4 times the viewings as those with fewer or no pictures. A professional stager will work with your photographer to create visual appeal in the photographs so that buyers want to come see the home in person.

Staging can be a simple as furniture placement, decluttering and depersonalizing or as extensive as a full house of rented furniture. A stager will develop a plan with you and your Mississauga real estate agent to present your home in the best possible light. Of course there is a cost involved with staging, but buying a home is first an emotional decision and you want to ensure they feel the warmth that your home has to offer. By creating a modern and cohesive flow to your property, buyers will begin to imagine their own lifestyle inside the home, and in return you will receive offers with higher prices and better terms.

There is science to selling your home for the best possible price. Staging and curb appeal help draw potential buyers in and encourage them to stay and enjoy your home. By removing the clutter, eclectic, personal look of your home, you allow potential buyers to imagine themselves creating their own lifestyle in the property. Not exactly a blank canvass, but one which engages the imagination of potential buyers and entices them to write an offer. Talk with your realtor to get more information.