Did you know that 90% of homebuyers cannot visualize the potential in a future home? This is the principal reason why home staging is so important—it shows buyers what the home could look like should they decide to make an offer. The goal of staging is to create a stylish, neat, warm, inviting, move-in ready home that screams, “Buy me ASAP!”
Here at Stage to Move, our success speaks for itself. Yashmin Lloyds, a sales associate at William Raveis in Greenwich who recently worked with Stage to Move owner Kara Woods to stage a home for sale, writes, “Kara’s sophisticated and elegant design approach really showcased the positive features in the home and gave prospective buyers an idea of what it would be like to live in that space. I strongly believe that the chic and inspired staging played a large role in the successful sale of this home.” Similarly, Jane Whitman of Darien, who received three offers—two over asking price—after working with Stage to Move, says, “Thanks to you, my Mother’s home, which could have been a tear down, now has new life and looks amazing. I cant thank you enough for breathing new life into our childhood home and helping us to sell it.”
If that hasn’t persuaded you, here are a few other reasons to invest in home staging:
–More showings: real estate agents are more willing to show move-in ready property to their clients than property that is not.
–Reduced negotiation: by identifying and fixing design flaws, stagers reduce the issues that buyers use for price negotiation.
–Competitive edge: a well staged, inviting home will stand out among competing properties of similar value.
–Wider appeal: a successfully staged property will appeal to a majority of potential buyers.
The U.S. Housing and Urban Development reported a staged home sells for up to 17 percent more compared with a non-staged home. Give us a call today, and see the difference that staging can make for you.