What's the big deal about staging?

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Gateway 0225196320

What's the big deal about staging?

It’s been around for about 30 years and it really is a powerful marketing tool because it shows off the best features in the home and it transforms a common ordinary house into a really nice desirable home. Staging is the process of preparing a home to sell in the competitive market place. The goal is to make the home appealing to the highest number of potential buyers, consequently, selling the property quickly and for more money!

I know that some home sellers are wondering if it is worth the hassle to rearrange furniture, go through the process of adding accessories, enhancing appealing features, and bringing in other props that enhance the overall feel of the home.  Here is what I do know:  According to MortgageNewsDaily.com it states that most homes that are professionally staged will end up bringing in about 3% more than the anticipated price.  So if the home sellers dedicates about $3000 to staging the home they are selling and who sells their home for $500,000 will have gained $15,000 in value.  I think it sounds like it might be worth the expense!

What is associated with staging? Home stagers are experts in the art of preparing a home for the re-sale.  They work with the flow and mood of a home, arrange furniture, eliminate the clutter and distractions, and assist in creating curb appeal. They create a ‘Wow’ impression so that buyers fall in love with the house. A home stager gets a home into selling condition in a timely manner.

A first impression is the key factor in selling your home.  A potential home buyer typically has made up their mind within ten seconds after they have seen the house.  They also were already making up their mind as they pulled up to the house.  First impressions count!

MARCIA GOODMAN, REALTOR

ACCREDITED HOME STAGER

MarciaGoodman6@gmail.com

703-819-4776

www.TheHouseBrowser.com

Comments (2)

Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

The soul and the bread and butter of any well put together house is staging! And amen to that!

Mar 29, 2015 07:44 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I decided to follow you because we think so alike. Go ahead and followed me back and we can be staging buddies and Law of Attraction buddies, haha!

Mar 29, 2015 07:46 AM

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