Selling your home? Then consider taking advice from real estate developer Louie Santaguida regarding the importance of staging.
Home staging is the process of preparing a private residence for sale. To stage your home, you can ask help from professionals or you can stage it yourself.
You might ask: is staging really worth the efforts and money spent on it? Well, according to the Real Estate Staging Association, staged homes spend 73% less time on the market. They sell faster and at times for a higher price.
Here’s how staging helps your home sell faster:
It makes the property more beautiful and appealing to buyers.
No one wants to enter a dusty and empty home that looks creepy, especially at night. If properly executed, staging can help your home look more beautiful and seem like the perfect place to live.
It gives the buyers an idea how to furnish and decorate your home.
It helps them see if their things would fit inside the house or if they would need to buy new furniture and home accessories. A property may look very spacious when it’s abandoned, but once it is staged, buyers can have an idea on how to make the most out of their space.
It makes your home feel welcoming.
Your potential buyers will feel that it is perfect for their family when they see that your home has once been filled with love and happiness. Round shapes, floral accents, and light colors make any interior look more homey and welcoming.
Staging boosts its value.
Your home will look more expensive when staged versus empty. Therefore a higher selling price may be the result. Metallic accents like gold and silver matched with neutral colors such as black and white provide a sophisticated look for your home.
It helps you highlight the good and downplay the bad aspects of your home.
If your property gets a lot of natural light, for example, you can highlight that with the use of sheer curtains on your windows. On the other hand, if your floor tiles have cracks, a beautiful carpet can hide this unattractive part of your home. Your interiors can also look big with the help of space saving furniture.
You do not have to spend so much money on staging. You can repurpose your old furniture and accentuate them with the use of decors and accents. You should also make sure that you have removed all possible trash or clutter that can make your home look unattractive and dirty.