Is Staging Your Home Worth It?

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Staging your home is definitely worth the cost and time. Not only does staging increase the chances of someone buying your home, but it has been proven that homes that were staged sold twice as fast, and sold averagely for more money than non-staged homes did.

The estimated cost of a home that is small and not commonly used is two hundred to five hundred dollars. A larger home that is occupied and commonly used typically costs a few thousand dollars. Although this is a large sum of money, the profit of staged homes is greater than the cost of staging the home if it is done right. I would personally recommend hiring a trained professional to help you with interior designing, along with exterior designing. You can also hire a professional home stager in your area.

Still not convinced that staging your home is the right decision?

Professionally staged home homes usually sell in about a month, while homes that are not staged typically sell in about one hundred and seventy five days. Most people, who cannot seem to sell their homes after about a month of it being on the market, usually reduce the price in hopes that someone will buy their home. Homes that are staged usually sell within that time period, so not only can the buyer heighten the price of their home for staging it, but they will not have to reduce the price in order to sell their house.

If you want to attract more people into looking at your house, you should make the front of the house and the front yard look appealing (although the whole house should look nice) and host an open house for people to view your beautifully staged home.

Staging your home has many tricks that you should use. It is all about illusion. You need to hide the worst parts of your home and bring out the best parts of your home. Your furniture in your house should look nice that doesn't mean you need to buy new furniture as that can be expensive, just clean up your furniture and make it look nice. You should also remove any nastiness on the walls like mold (which can be easily removed with water and bleach). You may even want to consider painting both the inside and outside walls, just make sure that the colors go with the rest of the house and not just that specific room of the house. Before staging your home it is recommended you research more home staging tips to find what works best for you.

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