Three Benefits of Staging Your Home

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One of the services that we offer at no additional cost is home staging.  Although you may be familiar with what staging is, you might not know what the benefits of a well-staged home actually are. How will this separate you from the competition and help you make the best sale for your home? We’ve compiled three of the biggest benefits for staging your home.

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1. You will sell your home more quickly.  

The bottom line is that you are more likely to make a quick sale on your house if you’ve invested in professional home staging. A professional stager takes the time to make your home appear larger, brighter, and more appealing. On average, homes that are well staged will sell almost 87% faster than homes that are not. In fact, one recent study found that many homes that had previously been sitting on the market for months sold in less than a month after being professionally staged. Clearly, staging will keep you from sitting with an unsold home while continuing to pay for mortgage and maintenance costs!

2.  You will sell your home for more money.  

By presenting your home in its best light, staging increases its perceived value to prospective buyers. Staging is the perfect way to increase the amount you can sell your house for without actually having to renovate.  Statistics show that homeowners who spent even $500 on home staging ended up seeing an almost 350% return on their investment in the final selling price! Only about 10% of buyers can see the true value of the home if there is clutter or dirt – and seeing less potential can obviously drive down how much they’re willing to pay. Clearly, prospective financial benefit is well worth the cost of home staging.

3.  Buyers will connect more to your home.

95% of people tend to make home-buying decisions based on emotions, particularly the ones they experience when first walking into a home. In fact, most buyers form an opinion about a home within 7-10 seconds of walking in the door. Without a great first impression, you’re not going to make the sale. A professional stager knows exactly how to arrange your home so that potential buyers are able to picture themselves living there. Though you may have your home decorated in a way that suits you perfectly, a professional stager knows how to arrange your home in a way that will appeal to everyone else.

It's clear that, with help from staging experts, you can greatly improve the home selling process.  If you're looking for a great stager in Nashville, head to  Happy staging!

Comments (15)

Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Home staging increases perceived  value in the minds of potential buyers.  You home is only worth what a buyer believes it to be worth!

Oct 28, 2014 06:00 AM
Will Johnson
Hendersonville, TN
The Sell and Stage Team

Sharon Tara Exactly.  And, in turn, a buyer will only pay as much as their perception of the home is worth.  So staging is critical to getting the best offer possible.  Thanks for your comment!

Oct 29, 2014 04:26 AM
Chris and Maria Jeantet
Coldwell Banker C&C Properties - Redding, CA
Redding CA Real Estate Couple

Great post, it is smart to stage. Thanks for sharing.

Oct 29, 2014 06:15 AM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Hi Will,

Great post.  I like the part about the 350% ROI.  That's a huge selling point.


Oct 30, 2014 01:14 AM
Trisha Bush-LeFore
Preferred Properties Land & Homes - Walla Walla, WA
Providing Realtor Services in the Walla Walla Area


Great staging info. I'm a definite believer.

Oct 30, 2014 02:16 AM
Will Johnson
Hendersonville, TN
The Sell and Stage Team

Chris and Maria Jeantet thanks for your comment!  I agree; it's definitely smart to stage.  Have a great day!

Oct 30, 2014 03:43 AM
Will Johnson
Hendersonville, TN
The Sell and Stage Team

Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl Thanks so much!  And that is a pretty incredible statistic, isn't it?  Some people don't want to stage their home because of the price.  But you'll make your money back multiple times.  Definitely worth it.

Oct 30, 2014 03:49 AM
Will Johnson
Hendersonville, TN
The Sell and Stage Team

Trisha Bush thanks for reading and commenting!  Good to hear that you're a "staging believer"!  I'm definitely behind it 100%.

Oct 30, 2014 03:53 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


You make a great for the reasons to professionally stage a home.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Nov 02, 2014 11:44 AM
Jeremy K. Frost
Keller Williams Realty - Dripping Springs, TX
Associate Broker, ABR,CNE,CRS,ePro,PSA,RENE,SRS

This is fantastic information. Thank you for sharing and best of luck!

Nov 04, 2014 01:06 AM
Will Johnson
Hendersonville, TN
The Sell and Stage Team

Thanks, Lou Ludwig.  It's great to hear that; staging is really something that I believe in.  Best of luck to you as well!

Nov 04, 2014 04:16 AM
Will Johnson
Hendersonville, TN
The Sell and Stage Team

Thank you for your comment, Jeremy K. Frost!  I'm glad you enjoyed the post :)

Nov 04, 2014 04:16 AM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

What seller doesn't want a buyer to walk in and fall in love, then buy the home?

Nov 05, 2014 03:57 PM
Will Johnson
Hendersonville, TN
The Sell and Stage Team

Michelle, exactly.  Buyers need to be able to picture themselves in a home and fall in love with what they see.  Thanks for the comment!  Michelle Carr-Crowe-Selling Silicon Valley Homes in Top Schools San Jose, Cupertino, Saratoga, Palo Alto-Just Call 408-252-8900 

Nov 06, 2014 03:29 AM
Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
Coldwell Banker - Oconomowoc, WI
Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!

Will Johnson

I thank you. I am going to start hiring a home stager from now on

Jan 01, 2015 11:17 AM