Staging your home is a very important part of the selling process. Many sellers underestimate the advantages that are gained by taking the time to properly prepare their home. These are the top 5 reasons that sellers do not stage (but should).
Staging is all about cleaning and de-cluttering and I've already done that.
These 2 steps are just a small part of the entire preparation stage. You also need to repair, refresh, apply color, place furnishings and art, address your lighting, and dress the exterior. Completing all of these steps will make your home show better than the competition.
I do not have any time for staging .
Unstaged properties have a lower return on investment than those that are stuck before they enter the market. By not staging, your property will most likely be on the market longer and you may be jeopardizing your equity
I can not afford to stage .
The longer your home sits on the market, the lower its price will go. You'll also be making additional mortgage payments and paying more property taxes. Staging will secure the most money for your home.
My neighbor sold his home and he did not stage .
Your neighbor may not have made as much money as he could have if he had taken the time to stage. A properly staged home will leave a long lasting impression and can help bring in multiple offers.
My location is good and that's all that's important .
A good location is wonderful but your home should be in great condition to take full advantage of the location aspect. The combination of staging and location will affect your selling price.