5 Ways to Sell Homes Faster with Home Staging

5 Ways to Sell Homes Faster with Home Staging

New homes in the United States sold at an average price of $363,300 in June 2018. While it does represent a decrease from the month before, it’s still a good deal for many sellers.

But how’s the case for existing home sellers?

The market still looks promising, with the median price in December 2017 going up to $246,800. That represents a 5.8% increase from the year before.

But aiming for this price shouldn’t be the sole priority of sellers, they should also aim to sell homes faster otherwise, they risk having their property stuck in the market, which can contribute to a further decrease in selling price.

In Real Estate, while price is king it is a home’s overall presentation that has the power to either positively – or negatively affect how quickly a property sells and at what price point it sells at.
Enter Home Staging – A beautifully staged well presented home, can, and often does, result in increased online interest, more booked viewings and significantly better offers.
Professional Home Staging has the power to change how buyers feel about awkward room layouts, a poor location or even the fact that there aren’t a lot of the buyer’s ‘must have’ items from their wish list.

So, read on to find out how staging your home can make sell it faster!

1. It Appeals to Your Target Market

Home staging is all about neutralization and de-personalization. Home stagers turn homes into a place that appeals to the widest dynamic of buyers’ wants and needs.

For instance, your space is big enough to accommodate individuals or couples, but too small for families. Then a professional Home Staging expert will portray your property for young singles or partners.

In any case, a stager would get rid of anything that’s too personal. Remember, even if you treasure your huge and pricey doll collection, not all people like them. So, expect the home stager to remove it from your property during the staging process.

2. Highlights Your Home’s Strengths

Home Stagers employ certain strategies that put the spotlight on the best architectural features of a house.

For example, your living room has large windows that look out to your well-maintained garden. In this case, an experienced stager would make this area even more inviting with the right furnishing, window treatment, and lighting.

3. It Downplays Weaknesses

One of the major weaknesses in many homes is a shortage of space. That doesn’t mean your small home won’t sell fast or for a good price anymore.

A Professional Home Stager can stage a house and make its cramped spaces appear larger. It’s all about downplaying this weakness and improving upon it, such as with strategic placement of mirrors and better lighting.

A Home Stager will also recommend removing assets that may have a negative impact on potential buyers. Aside from the doll example above, another is a taxidermy collection. Not all people are into it, so it’s best to remove it before you let prospects inside your home.

4. It Makes Buyers Envision Themselves Living in the House

Apart from collections, a professional Home Stager would also ask you to pack other personal belongings. These include your awards, certificates, and family pictures. The aim is to make buyers imagine themselves living in your house, and not feel like they’re intruding.

5. It Can Get You the Best-Selling Price Too

A study found that Staged Homes sold within an average of 22 days. That’s 5.5 times faster than how “unstaged” counterparts did, which sold only after an average of 125 days.

But that’s not all. Staging can also help you get a much better selling price than leaving your house without the proper preparation. The National Association of Realtors says that even investing only $100 for home staging can give you a return of $400.

Home Staging Sells Homes Faster and Lets You Sell without Regrets

These are only some of the ways Professional Home Staging can sell homes faster, but they should be enough to make you consider such services. Besides, you don’t want to feel like the 30% of home sellers who regretted not “preparing” their home before they sold it.

Simply put, Professional Home Staging is both a home owner’s and realtors best and most powerful marketing tool.

Home Staging in Venice, FL

Home Staging in Venice, FL

This was such a fun home staging project in Venice for Victoria Stultz @ Premier Sotheby’s International Realty in Venice!

This unique custom-built two-bedroom plus study, two-and-a-half-bath home located on Venice Island is approximately two blocks from the beach. Upon entering the home, you are greeted by the grand staircase in the beautiful foyer.

Off the foyer is your private study with a wood-burning fireplace. The completely remodeled gourmet kitchen will not disappoint with custom cabinetry, granite counters, large island, and stainless steel appliances. There is plenty of room to entertain in the large family room with adjoining dining room. The expansive master suite with its private balcony provides a nice retreat while the first-floor guest bedroom has an en-suite bathroom.

The back staircase leads to a huge unfinished bonus room with endless possibilities. To top it off, you have a Captain’s Walk with a private balcony. This room with its natural light could be used as an artist studio or hobby room.

This home boasts many wonderful features and details including large private lot with lush landscaping, voluminous ceilings, wood-burning fireplace in the living room, recently painted inside, upgraded light fixtures and ceiling fans, new brick pavers, beautiful hardwood floors, stain glass windows throughout, outdoor shower, new roof in 2015, newer hot water heater, and mud room off the two-car garage.

Enjoy evening walks to the beach to gaze upon the gorgeous Florida sunsets or stroll downtown Venice for its fine dining and shopping while listening to entertainment at Centennial Park. A must see!