Home staging is growing increasingly important in the residential house sales market. Nowadays it is not only developers who furnish homes to entice buyers, owner occupiers are beginning to see the rewards of professionally presenting their homes for sale (click title to read more).
Often home staging is over looked, vendors assume it is the equivalent of interior design and comes with a hefty price tag. A common misconception is that there will be a need to start fresh; changing carpets, painting walls, adding decorative feature walls and sourcing expensive furniture from all corners of the world. Whilst this may ultimately gain the wow factor and finished look everyone dreams of in their home, is it really necessary if you are about to sell?
It is imperative to give your house the best chance on the market but it’s not that hard or that expensive! Decluttering, cleaning and creating a purpose for each room are just some of the tasks an experienced home stager will be able to achieve. This will substantially increase your viewings and appeal to the widest possible range of potential buyers. Many potential purchasers don’t have the vision to see beyond your belongings or style, 81% of buyers found it easier to visualise the property as their future home when it was staged (National Association of Realtors).
The cost of home staging is realistic and considered in the context of the value of your home. You will almost certainly be paying less than 1% of your sale price for professional help. Our latest couple who sold after engaging us spent around £3,500 and gained, within 2 weeks, an offer almost £40,000 more than their agents had anticipated with the house in its pre-staged state!
What are you waiting for? The proof is in the results!