In home staging, you’re striving for a look that is welcoming, crisp and fresh, yet not really taste specific. Buyers with varying tastes and styles need to feel that they can make your home their own if they purchase it. This is the distinction between decorating your home and staging it to sell. It can be hard to understand at first, but if you don’t know the difference, you might not sell your house as quickly as you like.
Staging your home is the first step in letting go … which is not always easy. If you are preparing your home to put it on the market, it’s time to make the shift from thinking about it as your home, to seeing it as a property that is about to be sold.
Statistics and Staging
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported that the average price reduction is now between 10-20% for a house on the market. Example – A $400,000 house will be reduced by $40,000 – $80,000. The average investment on staging is $500-$2,500. So by investing $500-$2,500 in Staging it can save you from a costly price reduction of $20,000 or more! Statistics show (NAR) that for every $100 you invest in Staging, your potential return is $400. Example – Spend $500 to $2,500 and make $2,000 – $10,000! Investing in Staging is always less than a price reduction!