Staging is a proven marketing technique that increases the likelihood the staged home will make an emotional connection with buyers and help to sell the home faster -- sometimes for more money as well. This is especially true with competitively-priced properties in NJ priced below $1,000,000. These properties obviously have more buyers able to afford them than $1,000,000+ properties, and staging them can often result in faster and higher offers because of current lower inventory, often returning 3 to 5 times the cost of staging (which typically runs several thousand dollars for 4 or 5 key rooms over 3 months) with furniture and accessories.
These before and after staging photos of homes in northern and central NJ show the difference in warmth, apparent size of rooms, and general appeal created by staging.
Staged rooms also show buyers how much furniture will fit, where to place it, and how best the room can be used.