Staging Helps Sell 73 Percent Faster

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

Johnson City HomesWe've talked about the subject of staging on The Shields Team blog before, and today we're going to look at it again because we just can't let you leave good stuff on the table when you have your house on the market!

Staging can be mistakenly thought of as having to contact a furniture company and rent some filler after you've moved your things on to your new house. But, friend there's alot more to staging than just furniture. Staging is an all-inclusive way to prepare your home for the market that will attract the most buyers and net you the most money for your home. Home staging can be any improvement that you make to enhance the flow of your home, to eliminate clutter, and to make your home appear bigger and brighter. There is an industry for professional stagers, trained to help you achieve the best look for your home and add value.

While foot traffic will see the results of using staging, more importantly, people who walk virtually through your home will see it as well. A professionally staged home draws the most attention on online home sites, and will, trust us, be studied with a very inspectful eye. Home staging can set the tone for some great scenarios of their personal items for the buyer as they walk through your home virtually, and look really great in professional photographs. According to the Real Estate Staging Association, homes which are staged before going on the market sell 73% faster, on average, than their non-staged counterparts.

Staging doesn't have to cost a fortune. There are some quick and simple improvements you can make that qualify as staging for very little money:

  • Painting: New paint can mask home odors while insanely brightening a room
  • Carpeting: New carpet -- even low-grade carpet -- can make a room look clean and inviting
  • Decluttering: Removing "junk" from rooms, closets, and cupboards adds immediate appeal and gives the illusion of more space
  • Making light repairs to areas where there were picture hangers, etc. 

We've talked about the subject of staging on The Shields Team blog before, and today we're going to look at it again because we just can't let you leave good stuff on the table when you have your house on the market!

The Shields Team has access to an awesome stager who would be glad to come and talk with you if you're in the market to sell. Call us today to set up a no obligation consultation! Our office phone is (423) 433-6517, or just stop by our office inside Keller Williams Realty at 1033 Hamilton Place in Johnson City. Let's get you staged!

 

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Wes Shields
The Shields Team
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Keller Williams Realty
1033 Hamilton Place
Johnson City, TN 37604

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