Monday, July 9, 2012

Is Staging Worth the Investment?

Moving on Monday

Many homeowners struggle with whether or not they want to have their home professionally staged.  Professional stagers charge anywhere from 1% to 3% of the sale price of the home.  That is a sizeable investment.  Yet, when they consider the benefits, they can see that Home Staging can easily make back what is spent, and often earn the homeowner more. 

Staging helps a home stand out and presents it as move-in ready playing up the positive and playing down the less than perfect.

·         Leaving a house “as is” will help sell the competition.

·         Staged homes sell for more money. (Stats show that they earn a 586% ROI on staging.)

·         Homes that are staged sell up to 78% faster than those that aren't.

·         The longer a house is on the market, the lower the selling price will be.

·         Staging doesn’t cost anything, because it is made up in increased value of the home.

·         79% of buyers value updated kitchens.

·         63% of buyers will pay more for move-in-ready status

·         Top selling features in a home are fresh paint, adequate storage, and updated flooring.

So you decide—IS Staging worth it?

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