Why should I stage my house? Why not?

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Real Estate Agent with Brand Name Real Estate LLC

 

Why should I stage my Charleston house?  Why not?

              Staging is like merchandising or preparing your house for Market. When you go the Grocery store, are the items still in the box or are they displayed nicely on the shelf? When you go to buy a car are the cars still on the truck or are they in the lot washed & ready for a Buyer to kick the tire & maybe test drive? When you go to a Job Interview do you just throw jeans and a tee shirt or do you shower & dress up? You never have a second chance to make a good first impression.After Staging before Staging

               Your house when it's on the market is on that shelf and the Buyers make there decisions to buy or not buy just as the shoppers in the store. The Buyer is saying to them self will the house fit my needs. The Buyer is looking at meeting some need that they are not always willing to share because the spouse may have some different needs. But they can't size up the house unless they can the walls for walls or the floors for floors. If you can prove that the house meets or surpasses the buyer's need they may be meet your price. Many times the Buyer is comparing the house to others they have already seen on the internet.After Staging

              It also allows the Seller to de-personalize and de-clutterize and really show the true potential the space has to offer the Buyer preparing the house for showings. In this market why wouldn't you want to put your best face forward. After it is staged then you photograph the house again for the MLS because you already photographed upon listing the property. Many Professional House Stager will photograph it for you after the property is staged. Even vacant houses can benefit from some sort of staging by showing them how the space be used or maximized. In Charleston, South Carolina we are blessed with so many beautiful homes and communities why not make your house stand out

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Comments (3)

Amy Robinson
London Pierce Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Realtor, Scottsdale Arizona Homes For Sale

Staging is one of the best investments for any seller to make.   Thanks!

Oct 21, 2011 11:39 AM
Rob Kittle
Kittle Real Estate - Fort Collins, CO
"We Specialize, You Benefit!" -Kittle Real Estate

Stagging is the most critical part of selling your home. Preparation should be done, in every area in your home and every detail that needs to be fixed should be fixed. Buyers will have a lot of choices but it's in your hands to give them a reason to pick you home. Great article Eric!

Oct 21, 2011 11:51 AM
TERI LINDSAY
Reno, NV
STAGELIGHT HOME STAGING CO.

J. Eric..... great analogies for the reason(s) why to have a professional house stager as a member of your marketing "team".You "get it"..... thanks for the post and recommendations...

Oct 22, 2011 11:15 AM