The Advantages Of Staging A Home Before Selling It

Posted on: 21 October 2016

If you are considering selling your home, you may want to considering staging it before it is shown to potential buyers. Staging a home involves updating the decor, fixing any noticeable necessary repairs and arranging your furniture in a more appealing layout. You will also want to make sure your home looks and smells clean and fresh as well. Many real estate agents also recommend that home owners add a fresh coat of paint to the walls and a few inviting flower arrangements before showing a home they have for sale. These are some of the advantages of staging a home before selling it.

Improving The Appearance Of The Home 

The most noticeable advantage of staging a home is that it greatly improves the appearance. The cleaner and more decoratively stylish a home looks, the more appealing it will be to potential buyers. Those who are viewing the home will really get a sense of how enjoyable it will be to live in the home, should they decide to buy it.

Staging a home also involves getting rid of any unnecessary clutter that may be taking up space. By doing this, it is easier for potential buyers to envision how their own home furnishings will be arranged throughout the home.

Highlighting The Best Features Of The Home 

Many homes have one or more specific features that make them very popular with potential buyers. Examples of this may be a winding staircase, a large eat-in kitchen, a stone fireplace, or an open floor plan. By staging the home, you can highlight the best features of the home so they will stand out and be noticed when the home is being viewed.

For example, if the kitchen has beautiful, solid-cherry-wood cabinets, adding some greenery and a strand of clear lights on top of them will help accent the natural beauty of the wood. If large bedrooms are the best feature of a home, you can emphasize this by having only minimal furniture in the rooms so they look more open and inviting.

Attracting Real Estate Agents 

Staging a home not only attracts potential buyers, but it also increases the likelihood that a real estate agent may attempt to sell it for you. Real estate agents get a commission for the homes they sell. If a home looks like it will sell quickly, an agent is more likely to take on the task of selling it for you. 

Many home buyers prefer to buy from realtors because they put more trust in a real estate agency that has a good reputation for selling high-quality homes. Therefore, by staging your home to make it attractive to a realtor, you may also increase your chance of selling the home more quickly.

You may also be able to get more money out of a home if it has been staged before showing it to the public. Buyers are often willing to pay more for a home that looks move-in ready than they are for homes that need to be updated or repaired.