Staging FAQ's- It's a Seller's Market! Why do I need to Stage my home?

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As we move into a Seller's Market it is still important to present your home in the best possible light. A Seller's Market does not mean that Buyers will become less concerned about the condition of a house. 

Two things Sellers should always be concerned with when they put their home on the market are:

1. Length of time on the market

2. Will they get the best price.


To insure that the home sells in a timely fashion and for the best price, the house will need to show well to attract buyers.

Staging a home is just as important in a Seller's Market as in any other market condition.

Original content by Kathy Streib

Staging FAQ’s -It’s a Seller’s Market!  Why do I need to Stage my home?

If you are planning on selling your home then you may have been advised to staging faq'sstage your home.

  Since the market is supposed to be getting better for sellers, you may wonder why you should bother.  You have a great location and you and your agent have agreed on a market value list price.

     Good question!

First, staging is not just moving furniture around .   It is making sure the condition of the property is the best it can be and that buyers will be able to see all of the possibilities of the house.

    Buyers weigh all three: price, location and condition.

    The condition- real or perceived- of a property affects the willingness of a buyer to commit to it.   And, once committed, the Buyer will weigh the value with the price.

It’s that way in our everyday life…

Take a look at the example below…. two restaurants next to each other… excellent location.  The one on the left has a slightly lower price point.  However, the one on the right is consistently busier than the one on the left.

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The difference?  Condition and perceived value.  The establishment on the right offers a well prepared meal with excellent service.  Buyers are willing to pay more for that extra value.

So to answer the question… Why stage when the market seems to be in the seller’s favor?

Many buyers are willing to pay more if they can see the extra value in the product/property.

Making sure that your property has been prepared to show itself in the best possible condition….that buyers will be able to see all the possibilities is what staging is all about.

Ant THAT is why you should consider calling a Home Stager before you place that For Sale sign in your front yard.

Call Room Service Home Staging for your personalized Home Staging Consultation.


 Kathy Streib 

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Comments (10)

Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Great choice for a reblog John. Havign the home show it's best is one step closer to a sale.

Jun 11, 2014 10:26 PM
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Debbie, thanks for commenting. You well know the value of showing a home at its best.

Jun 11, 2014 10:41 PM
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

John. That is definitely at the heart of it for sellers. Working with a quality agent, like you, is a key to getting the property seen. Good re-blog.

Jun 12, 2014 08:03 AM
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Anita, I appreciate your stopping by and leaving a comment.  I know you are aware of the importance of proper staging no matter what the market is doing.

Jun 12, 2014 10:19 AM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning John. Excellent choice for a re-blog. Kathy always does an amazing job with her posts, I am a regular reader.

Jun 12, 2014 08:34 PM
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Joe, thanks for your comments. I agree that Kathy is Mrs Home Stager. Great tips are always given.

Jun 12, 2014 10:21 PM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Great choice for a re-post.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jun 13, 2014 01:52 PM
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Thanks Lou, Kathy does a great job of providing helpful information.

Jun 13, 2014 11:06 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

This is a good post to reblog. I hope sellers will read it.

Jun 17, 2014 08:07 PM
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Thanks Gita, I agree that sellers will benefit from the great tips in this blog.

Make it a great day.

Jun 17, 2014 08:19 PM