Staging FAQ’s-Will Staging My Home Get Me More Money for It?

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Staging FAQ’s-Will Staging My Home Get Me More Money for It?

Can you guarantee me that I’ll get more for my house if I stage it?”  This is a question that Home Stagers and Real Estate Agents are asked all Staging FAQsof the time.

And, the truth is that I can’t guarantee that...no one can.

There are, however, 2 things to consider.

1.Over 90% of buyers begin their search for their new home online.  That means their first, and possibly only impression of your house will be how it looks on the MLS or other sites like this.

Your house will need to look just as good in cyberspace as it does in person.  

Go online and look at some of the listings.  Make a note of which ones catch your eye, and which ones make you want to walk on by.

Which ones make you want to schedule an appointment?

 

No appointments=No offers=No Sale

 

2.Perceived Value

Your chances of maximizing the investment you have in your home increase if you show buyers why they’re buying it and why they’re willing to offer X for it.  

Condition is key in the buyer’s eye and their offer will reflect what they see as the perceived value of the home.

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You have the option or choice not to stage your home.  And, yes it will sell.

When an offer is made, it will reflect the condition of your home and its value as perceived by the buyer.

 

Price+Location+Condition are the keys to selling your house.  Location is what it is.. you can’t change that but you can control your Price (by listening to the suggestions of your Realtor) and Condition.



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Brian England
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I hate that some people are comfortable giving guarantee's when they truly can't.  They end up getting the business, but the client is often disappointed when the guarantee isn't met.

Jun 17, 2016 03:08 AM #17
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Michael Jacobs
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Hi Kathy --- the truth is most guarantees have so many disclaimers and qualifiers, right?   

Jun 17, 2016 03:16 AM #18
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Mark Loewenberg
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however it will make your home show better and therefor get better viewings and potential showings

Jun 17, 2016 04:17 AM #19
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Dick Greenberg
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Hi Kathy - While there are no guarantees, and my evidence is anecdotal, I can't think of a listing that we staged over the years that didn't do better because of the staging. Sometimes the difference was significant. Have a great weekend!

Jun 17, 2016 04:53 AM #20
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Grant Schneider
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Hi Kathy - your post is compelling because you suggest a way for the seller to see other homes with "buyers eyes". When you are seeing in the buyers shoes your perspective is changed.

Jun 17, 2016 07:12 AM #21
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Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
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Staging does work! I showed a vacant house buyers liked and wanted to revisit. The second time it was staged and that's what sold the house! Worth the effort and investment!

Jun 17, 2016 07:14 AM #22
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Kathy Streib
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You're right Lise Howe It's been a slow road in our area to convince sellers of the need for staging. 

Barbara Todaro We need you as our spokesperson!!!

James Dray they're the only 2 things I'd guarantee. 

Jun 17, 2016 11:04 AM #23
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Kathy Streib
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c) that's the thing, your home has to look good online if you want to get buyers to see it. 

Jennifer Mackay Ain't that the truth. 

Sally K. & David L. Hanson I'd buy stock in the company. 

 

Jun 17, 2016 11:06 AM #24
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Kathy Streib
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Dianne Goode that's the key...we can improve our odds. 

Exactly right Wayne Martin 

That's the truth Kristin Johnston, Waukesha County Realtor 414-254-6647 

Dorie Dillard This is why you're the local expert in NW Austin!

Jun 17, 2016 11:07 AM #25
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Kathy Streib
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Bill Roberts tell all of the sellers that!!!

Ron and Alexandra Seigel sellers walk around with a mini-calculator in their head, adding up what it's going to cost for repairs, etc. 

I wish I had a dollar for everytime we've been asked that Sharon Tara 

Jun 17, 2016 11:09 AM #26
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Kathy Streib
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Exactly Nina Hollander you showed them the possibilities. 

Noah Seidenberg Even in a seller's market, buyers want to see the value in the property. 

Patricia Feager And the proliferation of online sites makes it imperative that sellers make their homes "Picture perfect."

Jun 17, 2016 11:12 AM #27
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Janice Ankrett
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This is a common question for we Stagers! I too always tell them that they can't change location or the price of similar homes on the market but they can control condition. 

Jun 17, 2016 11:22 AM #28
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Kathy Streib
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Brian England you're right.  All we can do is increase their odds. 

Absolutely, Michael Jacobs I make sure my clients understand that the home has to be priced correctly as well. 

Precisely Mark Loewenberg 

Jun 17, 2016 11:24 AM #29
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Kathy Streib
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Hi Dick Greenberg back in 2008 -2010 in our worst market here, if homes that we staged were priced correctly, they had offers in 2 to 6 weeks. 

That's a great way of putting it Grant Schneider When a seller can do that, they most definitely can increase their chances of a good and quick sale. 

Jun 17, 2016 11:26 AM #30
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Hi Chrissi Chapman Topoleski That's exactly what happened with a Bank-owned property I staged in 2008.  The Buyer's agent even called to tell me that they'd seen the property when it was vacant, then took the sellers back after staging and they made an offer. 

Jun 17, 2016 11:28 AM #31
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Precisely Janice Ankrett Sellers need to grasp what they can control. 

Jun 17, 2016 11:29 AM #32
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George Souto
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Kathy there are no guarantees, but the chance of receiving a high price and selling the home quicker is greatly increased by staging in my opinion..

Jun 17, 2016 11:54 AM #33
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Lou Ludwig
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Kathy

George Souto's comments are right on point . . . . staging increases the potential  of selling the home for more money.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jun 17, 2016 12:17 PM #34
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Joe Petrowsky
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Good morning Kathy. I see much better results when a home is properly staged in my area. I have a couple of stagers that are referral partners, I recommend them all the time.

Jun 17, 2016 07:21 PM #35
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Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
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Good morning Kathy and bingo on all fronts! A staged home always presents well on line and drawers more traffic to the table!

Jun 18, 2016 01:42 AM #36
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