Why Staging Works When Selling Your Austin-Area Home

If you’re selling or you’re struggling to sell your house, you should try staging! Staging affects the buyers’ view of a home. Actually, according to a National Association of REALTORS®’ study, 40% of buyers agents said staging affected most buyer’s view of the home. And it can transform a house so easily and quickly! Here are some reasons why you should stage and the reasons it works. 

1. It’s easier for a buyer to visualize living in the house.

Buyers don’t want to live in your old home…they want to live in a new home, and staging can help! It helps buyers visualize themselves living there. It also removes personal items like family photos, personal belongings, etc. According to the same study, 83% of buyers said staging helped the buyer visualize the property as a future home. A lack of staging can make it hard for a buyer to imagine their lives unfolding in your home. 

2. Staging can increase the offer price on your home.

When your house leaves an excellent first impression, buyers will remember it later. A quarter of buyers’ agents said that staging a home increased the dollar value of a property between 1-5%, compared to non-staged homes on the market.

3. It’s cheaper than renovating.

According to that same study, the median dollar value spent on stage was $400. This fee is worth every penny if you don’t want to renovate to sell. Almost a quarter of buyers said staging helps them overlook other property faults. And besides, as your real estate agent, staging is already included when you sell with us! 

4. Staging brings buyers to your home.

Almost 40% of buyers were more willing to walk through a home they saw online. This is powerful if just photos online of your home interest the buyer! When done correctly, it makes your home more appealing to many buyers’ different tastes and styles. 

5. Staging decreases the amount of time your home is on the market.

A seller’s worst nightmare is when their home sits on the market for too long, but you can avoid this! Right now, we’re in a seller’s market, so homes are selling fast, so this might not be an active concern for a newly listed property. But, this can help a property if it’s already been on the market for a while. It all comes back to whether the buyer can visualize themselves living in your home and seeing the space’s potential. 

In addition to helping your property sell, we recommend these quick fix home improvements:

  1. Decluttering your home
  2. Cleaning the entire home
  3. Removing pets during showings
  4. Cleaning the carpet in the home
  5. Make minor repairs

 

The most common areas to stage are the living room, kitchen, master bedroom, and dining room. If you need help staging your Austin-area home, contact us today! Reach out to us anytime at info@sagewilson.com or (512) 828-7074.

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