It is possible to sell house faster and for more money largely thanks to the art of home staging. Who would have thought that selling a home fast and for a good price in today’s real estate market is feasible? If you’re one of the millions of sellers looking to unload property right now, you’re probably thinking ‘yeah right.’ But, it’s possible.
Home staging is the process of giving potential homebuyers a good first impression of your home. It includes fixing, upgrading and de-cluttering your home to make it more appealing. By ‘neutralizing’ your home, you’re helping potential buyers visualize themselves inhabiting your property and decorating it to their tastes.
Sellers have many options when it comes to staging their homes for sale. One way is to undertake the home staging process themselves. This can save sellers money in the short term; however, thousands of sellers around the United States and world are turning to professional home stagers for help.
Home staging professionals are training in the art of home staging and draw from their knowledge of the real estate market, and home selling psychology, to prepare a home for sale in just a matter of a few days.
You may be wondering if it’s worth paying someone to come into your home and rearrange it. After all, you’re trying to sell your home, not put more money into it. Well, as the old adage goes, you have to spend money to make money. And, as thousands of satisfied home sellers can tell you, it’s money well spent.
According to the International Association of Home Staging Professionals, nearly 95% of homes staged by professionals are sold in 35 days or less. Homes not staged by professionals spent an average of 175 days on the market. That’s an incredible difference.
In addition, HomeGame surveyed over 2,000 real estate professionals across the United States and asked what home improvements brought the best return on investment for home sellers. Their findings? Homeowners who spent money to have a home staging professional clean and de-clutter their homes spent an average of $200-300 on the service. However, the simple act of cleaning and de-cluttering their homes increased the selling price an average of $1,500-2,000. That’s a 578% return on investment!
With those statistics, it’s hard to deny that enlisting the help of a home staging professional will bring you the best possible selling price for your home in the shortest time possible. You need as many allies on your side in this brutal real estate market. Consider a home staging professional as your finest soldier in the fight to sell your home.