How To Know If I Need To Stage My Home?
If you’re like most people who are thinking about selling a house, you’re wondering, “Should I stage my home?”
The short answer is that if you’re considering selling, you absolutely need to stage your home.
Why Should I Stage My Home?
Put aside the fact that we’re professional home stagers and consider these statistics from the National Association of REALTORS®:
- 49% of buyers’ agents say that home staging has an impact on the way buyers see a home
- 77% of buyers’ agents say that staging makes it easier for buyers to visualize themselves living in a home
- 33% of buyers’ agents say that staging increases the dollar value buyers are willing to offer on a home
- 39% of sellers’ agents say that staging dramatically decreases the amount of time a home sits on the market
Will Staging My Home Be Hard?
Putting your home on the market can be a stressful and confusing process. For many homeowners, it even feels as though they are temporarily turning their lives upside-down. So why would anyone want to add yet another thing to that list by committing to home staging?
According to the National Association of REALTORS’ 2017 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, sellers typically live in a home for 10 years before selling. That’s 10 years of personalizing it to fit their own unique styles and needs! Although we are all partial to our own personal tastes and customizations, that does not mean our styles will also appeal to potential buyers who will be viewing our homes. These prospective buyers are trying to imagine themselves living there, and we want to make that as easy for them as possible.
Staging your home doesn’t have to be hard, though. You can hire a team of professional home stagers who will transform it from a well-lived-in space to something that appeals to the widest possible range of buyers.
How Do I Stage My Home to Sell Quickly (and at the Right Price)?
Looking at the big picture, the process of putting your house on the market is essentially taking something has been yours and transforming it into a product that is now for sale. And like all products that are for sale, your home is now in direct competition with every other home on the market.
The ultimate goal, of course, is to sell it fast and receive top dollar. So what needs to happen in order to make that goal a reality? For starters, your house needs to stand out from the crowd.
Making Your Home Stand Out
Home staging experts been specifically trained to make homes stand out. We specialize in viewing your home from an unbiased angle with one, singular goal in mind: Maximizing your space and staging your home so it’s warm and inviting to every potential buyer who views it. Doing this will sell your home in the shortest amount of time at the greatest profit possible.
In addition to decluttering and depersonalizing, we know how to:
- Create space in each room so buyers can envision their belongings there
- Guide buyers’ imaginations by giving each room a distinct purpose
- Show buyers why your home is the right choice for them, right now
Bringing In (and Taking Out) the Right Elements
When you’re selling your home, you’re selling so much more than four walls and a roof. You’re selling a lifestyle, and it has to be the lifestyle that buyers want – otherwise, you won’t get any offers Buyers want an easy to maintain, livable home that meets their needs.
By bringing in the right elements – attractive furnishings and décor – and taking out elements that don’t need to be there (like excess furniture, personal items and eclectic décor), we can showcase your home’s best features without distracting buyers.
“Do I Need to Stage My Home?” Yes – and We Can Help!
While every home is different, they all have one thing in common: They can all stand a good dose of professional home staging.
Because home staging typically pays off at the closing table – and because it can help you sell your home faster than you would have without staging – it’s one of the best choices you can make when you put your house on the market.
Call us at 214-935-5345 to schedule a free home staging consultation with DFW’s best home staging team. We’ll come to your home and provide you with valuable staging advice you won’t get elsewhere.