Staging your home is an essential part of the selling process in today's tough real estate market. As you are know, the current market is settled with homes. This makes the level of competition very high.
Staging your home is a marketing tool that will make your home stand out above the rest. Gone are the days where you could only only on the expertise of your realtor. Today's market requires you to be proactive in the sale of your home.
Buyers spend an average of only five to six minutes touring your home. During these few short minutes the most important thing that can happen is for the buyers to feel like your home is welcoming, appealing, and attractive.
You want the buyers to be able to see themselves and their family living in your home. If this does not happen, these potential buyers will continue on to the next house on their list.
Preparing your home properly will make it more marketable by highlighting its best selling features while at the same time minimizing its least desirable features. Timing is everything so get the work done before your home hits the market.
More people will come through your home the first five to ten days that it is on the market than at any other time. The power of first impressions is essential to a quick sale so making sure that your home is in top shape to survive the scrutiny of even the pickiest buyer will ensure that second look.
You will be spending your money upfront during the staging process but this money will be well spent. A typical first time price reduction is 10% – 20% of your asking price. The money you spend preparing your home for sale will be far less than this amount and will secure the most equity.
Staging your home is by far the best way to make your home stand out above the competition and make it more marketable. This will attract more potential buyers and ensure the most equity.