To stage or not to stage, that is the question

Thursday, September 9, 2021   /   by Jo Reimer

To stage or not to stage, that is the question

There is a lot of information flying around when you are not only thinking about selling your home but especially when you are preparing it for the market.  Pre-inspections, painting, remodeling, decluttering, depersonalization, curb appeal and the list goes on and on.


The biggest thing that they all have in common is letting the potential buyers visualize their future life in your current home.  They need to be able to see their belongings there and how their life will function in each space.  That is where a lot of the neutralizing of spaces comes into mind, don’t let them get so hung up in seeing your current life there that they can’t see what it would look like for them.


A big option that can help with this is staging.  Not only can they help you make spaces look more appealing to potential buyers they can help you show off those more unique spaces of the house with true intention such as a work from home space or reading nook.   A 2021 National Association of Realtors™ study on home staging reported that 82% of buyers’ agents said staging a home made it easier for a buyer to visualize the property as a future home.


Will this cost you extra before you sell your house? Yes, it will, but the true cost can vary.  You can book an appointment with a stager in your house and get their opinions then carry out the plan yourself for minimal investment.  For a larger investment you can have them do the whole thing including using furniture/pieces that they will place in your current home.


The full scope of preparing your house for the market is ultimately up to you but the results speak for themselves.  Take the steps to neutralize and stage the areas of the home to allow the potential buyer to really see the true essence of it.  If you have questions on the process, let’s talk.  I am here for YOU!


-Jo


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