First Impressions are Everything: Why Stage a Home?
Home staging used to be an inessential tool for selling homes, one that gave the home outstanding appeal when compared to other properties on the market.
Well, times have changed.
In the last decade, home staging has become a necessary step for sellers to acquire the highest possible listing price for their home. It's now an expectation to purchase a home that "looks the part". It's important that potential buyers can envision themselves in and connect to your space. First impressions are everything, so it's invaluable that your home presents itself well and shines.
Think of it this way, your friend invites you over for dinner, you walk in and its a beautiful home that is well kept and tidy. You enjoy yourself. You might even overstay your welcome!
Now think of it the other way, your other friend invites you over for dinner, you walk in and its a cluttered mess with dated furniture and uncomfortable decor full of "family heirlooms". You stay for a bit because you're polite. But shortly after dinner you b-line it to the door...
A home is a place to relax, kick back, and recharge. It's important that you feel comfortable in a home. When shopping for a house (the largest purchase you'll ever make in your life), you want a place that is comfortable and that you can envision yourself living in. If you walk through a showing have the same experience as that dreaded dinner party mentioned above, you will undoubtedly have a difficult time envisioning yourself in that place as your home. It will require a lot of imagination to see the potential, in which most homebuyers lose interest before getting to that point.
Simply moving around some furniture, decluttering, and modernizing a house can make it that much more appealing, and much easier for the homebuyer to envision themselves in. Home staging can also make the home so appealing that a higher selling price is justified.
Home staging expedites the process of selling your home, and gives it the best chance at receiving the highest asking price possible.
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