I believe that successful design is the art of using organizational and interior styling techniques to create an environment that is comfortable, stress free, beautiful and personal to you. It allows home owners to say, “I love and feel at home in each room of my house!” Unfortunately, that does not happen every time you showcase your home for sale because what makes the space personal to you, might not be the same for all the potential buyers coming thru your front door. That is why investing in staging your home is a smart idea. At Dwell Lane we follow principles of design that appeal to the most amount of people helping buyers envision themselves and their families living in the property and making them their own. Here are my TOP TEN REASONS TO STAGE A HOME:
Reason #10 YOU WILL MAKE A LOT MORE MONEY !
In a 2015 survey of over 3,500 homes professionally staged, over 50% sold for 10% MORE than their unstaged neighbors home!
Reason #9 THE COST OF STAGING . . . DOESN'T COST A DIME!
When the seller spent an average of 1% of the value of their home on staging, they saw on average a 1000% return on investment!
Reason #8 YOUR HOUSE WILL SELL MUCH FASTER!
In a recent Real Estate Staging Association Survey, professionally staged homes spent 72% LESS time on the market!
Reason #7 BUYERS CAN VISUALIZE THEMSELVES LIVING THERE
In a 2015 National Association of Realtor Survey, over 81% of Buyers said it was easier to visualize the STAGED property as their next home!
Reason #6 ONLINE HOME PHOTOS WILL STAND - OUT
According to NAR, over 95% of buyers are online FIRST looking at photos of the home BEFORE they go visit or call an agent!
Reason #5 HOME SELLERS CANNOT VIEW THEIR HOME OBJECTIVELY
If you can't view objectively, you can't package effectively and it's nearly impossible for a seller to be objective about their home!
Reason #4 YOUR HOME'S "FLAWS " CAN BE OVERLOOKED
According to NAR, almost a third of buyers will "overlook property faults when a home is professionally staged"!
Reason #3 YOU CAN RELAX
You will have the satisfaction of knowing you have done everything possible to get a quick sale and not leave money on the table!
Reason #2 MOST AGENTS CONSIDER IT A CRITICAL NECESSITY
According to a 2014 Zillow survey of real estate experts, home staging was listed as a TOP TWO necessary item for sellers!
Reason #1 NOT STAGING WILL ONLY HELP TO SELL YOUR COMPETITION
Competition can be stiff and buyers have very high expectations! Successful agents know that the key to competing is professional staging because it creates great online presentations, drives buyer traffic to the home, and brings in offers.