Well, there are plenty of homes on the market today. More inventory than buyers. So, if you're one of those homeowners that's selling you are probably asking yourself....how can I make my home stand out? You've done things that you've seen on tv like decluttering and cleaning but is it enough? Statistics show that staging your property, sells your property. Staging does cost, the rates vary, I've heard some use the rule of thumb of 1% of the sale price. However, I've always come in lower. That said, 1% is a lot CHEAPER than paying the mortgage for a few extra months.
Real Estate Staging Association - Staging Statistics
Vacant Homes Unstaged and Not Sold Staged,Listed, & Sold
1/08-12/08 190 Days on Market 28 Days on Market
Occupied Homes Unstaged and Not Sold Staged,Listed, & Sold
1/08-12/08 57 Days on Market 6 Days on Market
Professional Stagers do more than declutter and tidy up. We make your property inviting. Looking at it with buyer's eyes to see what may not be obvious to you. That may entail re-working your floor plan or painting to make the space flow better and create a more cohesive look. Also, accessorizing the space to make it warm and inviting.
Staging works, call PureStyle to accentuate the positive features of your home!
PureStyle - www.purestyledesign.com