What is the first thing you do when you decide to sell your car? My bet is you are going to detail it inside and out. Remember your first date? How long did it take you to get ready? You probably spent longer than usual in front of the mirror.
Why do we do these things? Because everyone knows we only get one chance to make a first impression.
Now when it comes to selling your home, why would you do anything less? Why would you take what is likely your largest financial investment and just put it on the market "as is"? If you have only one chance to make a good first impression why not do it right?
Home staging can help you do just that. And it does not have to cost you an arm and a leg! Think about this. If you put your home on the maket and it doesn't sell in a timely manner, what do you do? You might be thinking, "Price reduction is my only option".
Let me assure you home staging is less expensive than your first price reduction. Have you ever heard of a seller reducing their price by $1,000? $2,000? Or even $3,000? Even on a moderately low priced home, price reductions start at about $5,000. It simply takes that much to make buyers take another look.
Why not try home staging instead? Ideally this should be done before your home goes on the market and you will not miss any oportunities for that great first impression. However if you have already missed that opportunity, home staging will certainly increase your chances of selling quickly and for more money.
I personally have had a home sell to the first buyer that walked in immediately after I staged it. This was a home that had been on and off the market for 2 years!
In the down market this past December, another of my staged homes had a contract in 18 days. Typically homes in that area were selling in an average of 66 days. Believe me! Home staging works!
Take the stress out of home selling. Stage it. Sell it. Simple as that.