We love making the home you are selling into a work of art. But people question, “Is it worth the money to stage a home to sell?” Of course, we say, “YES!” We find that when people are looking to buy a home, they cannot see past the barewalls. But when they walk into a staged home, they can actually see themselves living there. If you need more convincing, The National Association of REALTORS® Research Department reveal the statistics that work!

Buyers’ Agent Perspective:

*49% of buyers’ agents cited that home Staging had an effect on most buyer’s view of the home.

*77% of buyers’ agents said Staging a home made it easier for a buyer to visualize the property as a future home.

*Staging the living room for buyers was found to be most important (55%), followed by Staging the master bedroom (51%), and Staging the kitchen (41%).

*About one-third of buyer’s agents said that Staging a home increased the dollar value offered between 1 to 5% compared to other similar homes on the market that are not Staged.

Sellers’ Agent Perspective:

38% of sellers’ agents said they Stage all homes prior to listing them for sale while, 14% noted that they only Stage homes that are difficult to sell.

The most common rooms that are Staged include the living room (83%), kitchen (76%), master bedroom (69%), and the dining room (66%).

The costs behind Staging a home were typically paid by the seller before the home is listed (25%).

When Staging a home, 29% of sellers’ agents reported an increase of 1-5% of the dollar value offered by buyers, in comparison to similar homes. 21% of respondents stated that Staging a home increased the dollar value of the home between 6-10%.

39%t of sellers’ agents stated that Staging a home greatly decreases the amount of time the home is on the market.

The most common home improvement items agents recommended to sellers were decluttering the home (93%), entire home cleaning (89%), carpet cleaning (81%), and removing pets during showings (80%).

Staged Homes Sell Faster and for More Money!

To sell your home faster, it must stand out from the competition and create a strong first impression.

  • A survey by Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corp. found that Staged homes spend half the time on the market than non-staged homes.

  • The National Association of Realtors (NAR) survey found that the longer homes stay on the market, the further their price drops.

  • Once staged, homes spend an average of 73% less time on the market.

Home Staging Increases the Perceived Value

Home Staging is all about showing your home in its’ best possible light.

  • Buyers are willing to spend 1% to 5% more of the dollar value on a staged home than a non-staged home.

  • A survey by Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corp. found that Staged homes sell for more than 6% above the asking price.

So if you are a builder or homeowner ready to sell your home, Give us a call! 843-708-3218

sources: https://www.nar.realtor/infographics/infographic-effectiveness-of-home-staging