Every homeowner desires top dollar for their home and there are certain requirements that need to be met before that goal can be accomplished. Most requirements are general knowledge and are part of the essentials that can garner peak value. There is one hidden gem that families are turning to that catches the eye of the buyer and that’s staging your home to sell.
Staging has become commonplace when selling a home, but with the recent downturn in the economy and continued sluggishness in the real estate market; staging is more important than ever.
Here are the top reasons why home-staging matters, and how you can make it work for you:
A picture is worth a thousand words: Over 80% of home buyers begin their search online, so the first impression of your home might be the last. Make sure your home looks its best.
Browsers spend more time looking at pretty pictures: Not only are buyers searching online, but they tend to spend more time viewing attractive properties than those without pictures or with “ugly” photos. Use plenty of photos to showcase your home or property.
Visualize their space, not your place: Staging becomes even more important when buyers visit in person. Properly performed home staging is essential to allowing prospective buyers to visualize the home as “their space” rather than trying to see through your clutter and belongings. A home should be attractive yet neutral enough to allow buyers an opportunity to get a feel for how their own furniture and belonging would fit.
Not just another pretty picture: Professional staging goes beyond mere looks and even combines fragrance, tactile, lighting and other sensory input for a complete experience sure to delight potential buyers of any age and income. Staging does not have to cost a fortune to be effective, but does require experience for best results.
Staged homes get better offers: Data backs up the fact that when homes are staged, they are more likely to receive better offers and higher prices. A staged home gives a prospect a visual that enhances the appeal of a property. There’s not many improvements that will guarantee dollar for dollar return on the investment. Done properly, staging your home gives a family advantages over those properties that chose not to stage. Please visit my website www.JohnnyBrooksHomes.com for helpful tips on buying or selling a home and easy access to view local area homes for sale in Davis, California and the surrounding communities.