Why Should You Stage Your Home To Sell?

Mortgage and Lending with Liberty Bank of Arkansas

Why Stage?

A house that is on the market is a lot like a product on the shelf in a store. No matter how good the quality of a product is, if it does not catch the buyers' eye, it will not sell. It will end up on the clearance aisle months later.

In the Real Estate business, it is a similar situation. A house that is not shown at it's very best will end up sitting on the market for months or the price will reduced, or in many cases both.

Staging is the answer to this problem. For empty houses, furniture and accessories are brought in and arranged to give the house "life". For houses that are occupied, small changes can be made to create a spacious and inviting atmosphere.


Posted by

Donna Schoby

Mortgage Loan Officer




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Comments (6)

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

I like your analogy to the store shelf...I wonder if we can get our clients to buy into that very accurate summery.

Feb 19, 2011 04:18 PM
Donna Schoby
Liberty Bank of Arkansas - Bentonville, AR

 Education is key Jeffery!

Feb 19, 2011 04:23 PM
Brian L. Sirota, Esq.
Bristar Realty (Realtor/Attorney) - Orange, CA
For Solutions: (714) 501-7660

Is there a quantifiable way to measure the effectiveness of home staging?

Feb 19, 2011 04:48 PM
Donna Schoby
Liberty Bank of Arkansas - Bentonville, AR

Brian, Most definitely! Check your local home stagers stats to start...my vacant staged homes have had an average DOM of 55 days in the last 3 years! Check out some national stats at http://www.realestatestagingassociation.com/

Feb 19, 2011 05:05 PM
Janet Jones
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC - Kihei, HI
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Donna--I, too, love your analogy of ending up in the clearance bin.  I've seen so many properties that come on the market priced high, the sellers don't want to bother with staging or don't believe in it or think its too expensive and then take one, two, and three price reductions, while they are still in love with their purple wall color and tired interiors!  Nice post. 

Feb 20, 2011 02:02 PM
Donna Schoby
Liberty Bank of Arkansas - Bentonville, AR

Thank you Janet!

Feb 20, 2011 11:45 PM

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