Staging your home before putting it on the market has become common these days, especially because it has been shown to produce superior results. Some people are hesitant to stage their homes because of concerns about the expense and time involved. If this sounds like you, don’t be concerned.
Staging has been given different interpretations, but essentially, it means preparing your home for market to make sure it shows its best. It doesn’t necessarily mean renovating your kitchen or bathroom or renting furniture for your entire home. It also doesn’t mean spending tens of thousands of dollars to increase your price by only a few thousand dollars. That wouldn’t make sense, would it? It might only mean decluttering, painting a room or two and putting a few things in storage.
Some homes look so good that a stager isn’t even required and others won’t benefit from staging at all.
- A good stager knows the difference and will tell you what’s worth doing and what’s not worth doing so your price goes up by more than the amount you invest in staging.
- A good stager will also be able to help you arrange for whatever staging you decide to undertake (i.e. painters, handymen, movers, furniture storage and rentals, etc.).
At the end of the day, staging will usually help your home sell quicker and for a higher price. But it’s your home so it’s up to you to decide how much or how little staging you’d like to do. Click for more information on staging, and to learn How Much Staging Costs.