SIG | Staging Your Home for the Perfect Sale

Posted by Bryan Zupan on Monday, November 12th, 2018 at 8:11pm.

Staging Your Home for the Perfect Sale

By: Pooja Doshi 

Walking into a home for the first time leaves a lasting impression for any individual. The smell of fresh baked chocolate chip cookies, the sunlight gleaming through the windows, or even the soft feel of the carpet below your feet, your senses are heightened when you come across a home that you can picture yourself in. 

Home staging is a method of setting up your home and designing it in a way that highlights its best quality and assets. Whether it be from seeing or smelling, a perfect home stage can entice a buyer immediately as they walk into the front door. 

According to the National Association of Realtors’ 2017 Staging Stats report, 49% of buyers’ agents believe that home staging has an effect on how a buyer views the home, with 77% saying that it makes it easier for buyers to visualize the property as their own. On the sellers’ agent side, 21% report that home staging increases the value of a home between 6% and 10%, and 39% note that it greatly decreases the total amount of time a home is on the market. 

Not quite sure what the best techniques are to set the stage for your home?

Here are a couple of tips:

  • Stage the main area primarily where buyers will walk in - first impressions go a long way!

  • Declutter any mess and de-personalize the space. One of the primary objectives of home staging is to help the buyer visualize the space as their own potentially

  • Clean, clean, clean! A squeaky clean house can ensure property buyers that the owners have maintained the property and any potential damages.

  • Focus on Fresh - breezy air fresheners or even the smell of warm baked cookies helps release those endorphins!

  • Let the light in! Open all of the window drapes and shades and make sure enough light comes through to give the home a bright personality, even if you have dark colored furniture! 

With proper reorganization and decorating, staging a home does not have to cost a lot of money. Keep these tips in mind as you stage and it is sure to raise the value of your home.

If you are interested in contacting Pooja, please email her at pdoshi@sigrealestateusa.com

 

 



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