Three Reasons To Stage Your Home When You Sell It

 

Selling your home is never as easy as you would like it to be. You need to make sure your home is in pristine condition all the time for those “last-minute” showings. You also want to make sure the home looks good in the pictures on the realtor’s website.

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On top of just having your home look good, you also need to make sure your home will pass an inspection. In order to do this, you need to call in a plumber, electrician, and anyone else that may be able to provide you with insight into whether or not your home will pass or if there are items you need to address.

So after you have your home inspected, and after you thoroughly clean every possible corner of your home, there’s something else you need to do before you put your home on the market, and that is stage your home.

Staging your home has many benefits when it comes to selling your home.

Staging opens up your home.

Open concept is extremely hot in the real estate market right now. Every homeowner wants a home that is open and has a lot of space for entertaining or general living. When you stage a home, you are forced to declutter, and this will open up your home. By staging a room correctly, you can make it look much bigger, longer, or wider than it really is. This is a great way to show buyers just how “big” and “open” your home really is, which could influence them to make an offer.

Staging also allows you to maximize closet and storage space. By organizing all your belongings, you can declutter closets, drawers, and other storage areas. Having valuable storage space can help to sell your home.

Staging shows your home’s potential.

Not every home built today contains everything that a homeowner wants and needs, but staging your home can provide them with the alternative options they may not have considered. For example, maybe your home lacks a dining room, but a potential buyer wants a place where their large family can sit and enjoy meals together. By staging your home, you can find a place to put a large dining room table and create your own makeshift dining room. This way, when the potential buyer sees the layout, they will have the item on their wish list, even if it isn’t in the form of an actual dining room.

Staging makes it easier to clean.

Trying to sell your home and still live in your home can be tough, especially when your realtor calls to tell you that someone wants to come see your house right now. Obviously, you’re not spending all of your free time cleaning your home, but when you have staged your home, you don’t have to. When you stage your home, you are forced to remove the clutter, and your home is already organized. Because of this, all you need to do on those “last-minute” showings is just

vacuum and dust, which is much better than having to declutter, organize, and shove items in a drawer you hope the potential buyers don’t open.

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29 thoughts on “Three Reasons To Stage Your Home When You Sell It

  1. This is such good advice! I just helped my mom sell her home and this was what the realtors told us as well. I was shocked at how much of a difference a little staging made!

  2. I will have to remember these tips when we are ready to move (in about 8 years!). It’s important to make your house look like what people want!

  3. Good tips! I know some realitors have connections to staging props (better furniture, plants, etc.) and that can really help, too. I have small kids so the thought of drop-in viewings scares me! Our house is in constant clutter.

  4. I always thought people staged their homes just for looks! These are great reasons for staging when selling! I didn’t consider that staging would make it easier to clean!

  5. I loved going through the staged model homes when we were shopping. we didn’t buy one, but we did strongly consider one. They look so nice when they’re all done up and ‘finished’ looking. 🙂

  6. Before we bought, we were renting a home and had to move suddenly. Thankfully the landlord worked me, and I was able to stage our home. I think it rented so quickly because I staged it. I have never sold a house, but I plan to do the same with this one when the time comes.

  7. I agree the pictures of your home should look pretty good in the realtor’s website to make sure you get the best deal on sale. On the other hand it could bring in more interested people to visit your home. Thanks for sharing these really good ideas.

  8. I’ve been considering moving, and I totally agree with everything you say. I find homes that are staged, whether formally or informally, and decluttered, and good photos, have a much better opportunity to get a good sale and price. I notice so many listings have the worst photos imaginable, you don’t want to take a trip to see it if it is a long distance, wondering what they are hiding. Also think about the smells, to have a home you walk into that smells fresh and clean (not heavy candle scents or cinnamon rolls cooking smell) makes a difference.

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