We’ve all heard that we need to stage our home before selling but what exactly does that mean?
What is Staging?
The purpose of staging is to help create a mood for potential buyers and to show off all your homes greatest features. The things we do help to make your home feel bigger, warmer, cleaner, and in turn appealing to the highest number of potential buyers as possible.
Types of Staging
Depending on your home and your goals it can mean simply depersonalizing the home or it can mean a complete renovation. It can also sometimes mean furnishing some or all of a home, either physically or virtually.
Sometimes it also makes sense to have furniture and accessories brought in to a vacant space so buyers can get a sense of how their belongings will fit. There is typically an additional cost to the seller, the rental of the furniture.
In many cases even a vacant space doesn’t need to be filled and we can have virtual staging done. Photos are taken of the space and sent to a company we work with to virtually stage a few rooms. When this happens we like to focus on the rooms that are most important to buyers such as the living room, master bedroom, and kitchen. In fact, NAR’s 2019 Profile of Home Staging found that these three rooms are the most commonly staged rooms in a home.
The most common form of staging is what we call “Low Cost-High Impact”. This is when your qualified agent or their professional stager walks your home with you and makes suggestions for things that will yield a high impact but are often no to low cost.
Here is a typical list of Low Cost-High Impact suggestions: