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5 Reasons Homes Should be Staged

Homeowners and their real estate agent are ofte n confronted with many relevant decisions and/ or options. One of those is deciding when staging a home may be called for and when it might not be necessary. This is a balancing act, especially when utilizing the skills and expertise of a professional stager because of the expenses/costs involved. Therefore, the decision should not be taken lightly, because, for most, their house represents their single largest financial asset. This brief article will review 5 reasons when selling a house might benefit from being staged.
BEFORE

This was a bedroom that was an office. We moved the office down to a room in the basement.
AFTER

We converted this to a bedroom,
´╗┐ which it was. When selling a home, it helps to have more bedrooms.
  • Doesn't show well: The reality is some houses show far better than others. Sometimes, the way it already is decorated works well. Perhaps it only needs a little de-cluttering or moving things around. However, there may be instances when certain rooms or areas require a potential buyer to have a little imagination, which might benefit from staging
  • Odd-sized or shaped rooms: Is there something about a particular room which might make a potential buyer have difficulty appreciating it? Is the size and/or shape, a challenge? Then, it's time to seek, at least some sort of partial staging.

  • Warm-up a space: Does the house have any spaces which negatively impact the beauty of the rest of the home? How might this space be transformed from a negative to a positive, or at worst, neutral scenario? Some areas of a house just need something to warm-up the space!

  • Buyers without imagination: Although wise buyers possess the imagination and talent to visualize what might be and prioritize what we refer to as the bones of a house, many do not have this quality. Staging is an important tool to combat buyers without imagination.
 
  • Attract more buyers: The Realtor has done several Open Houses and there have been a number of viewings, yet the house hasn't sold and much of the feedback speaks about some cosmetic feature of the property. Doesn't it make sense one might potentiate the possibilities and attract more buyers after professional staging?

Home staging is not for every situation, but is often, a valuable tool! Discuss this with your real estate agent.

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