So why should you consider home staging when selling your home? Here are six reasons to home stage that will change your perspective on hiring a professional home stager.
Reasons to home stage #1Your home will sell fasterA staged home is a home that sells more quickly. According to statistics, 93% of staged homes sell, on average, in one month or less, as compared to the national average of 161 days on the market. “Many properties that I have staged have sold in one day,” admits Micheline Masson of PropertyStaged in Ottawa, Ontario. So by strategically placing furniture in the right places to maximize space and create a neutral and welcoming feel, you can easily sell your home more quickly.
And considering the cost, it is money well spent. “I would say a staging job is around $300 to $1,500 for a furnished home, while a vacant property would run between $3,000 and $8,000. Again, this all depends on the size of the home, what is needed and for how long,” says Masson. “Home staging is an investment, it should be on everyone’s list when selling because done properly, a staged property looks better and sells faster.”