The Importance of Staging Your Home
Staging is a vital part of preparing your home for sale.
In fact, it is just as important as all of the other steps we’ve reviewed thus far. We mentioned previously the critical nature of first impressions. Professional staging guarantees that prospective buyers will be wowed the moment they step over the threshold and into your home.
According to Home Staging Statistics, “94% of staged homes sell on average in 29 days or less,” and almost always at a higher price. 85 to 90% of potential buyers who tour a home cannot see the potential in the property. By staging your residence, you are appealing to the majority of buyers, enabling them to become emotionally attached and envision themselves living in your home.
Fresh, neutral paint plays a starring role in staging your home. Faded walls, outdated color palettes, and worn woodwork leave an immediate poor impression. During our initial walk through of your home, The Dawn Thomas Team will make recommendations on the need to either touch-up or repaint specific rooms or possibly your entire home. This part of the staging process will most definitely reap high rewards at the negotiation table.
There are multiple ways in which to stage a home. Frequently, our professional stager can use a composite of your furnishings and accessories along with pieces from their inventory. There are cases where the entire home needs to be professionally staged, for example when the furnishings are not aligned with current trends or buyer expectations. All homes that are vacant should also be staged. Dawn and The Team will work with you to determine which staging option is best for your property.
Professional stagers know exactly how to use space in concert with furnishings, color, groupings, artwork, and accessories. They are able to make every room look inviting and airy as well as offering prospective buyers a glimpse into how each room can be utilized.
Staging is a cost of selling your home. It can be considered part of the preparation required to get your home ready for sale, just like inspections and necessary repairs. The costs incurred for all of these preparatory aspects can be used to offset potential capital gains taxes, though we always recommend discussing this with your financial or tax advisor.
Your home is sparkling inside and out and has been professionally staged. The next step is to take professional photos.