The truth is, staged homes sell faster, and can often sell for more money. This is why it is important to make use of staging to get your home sold for top dollar. Even in a competitive real estate market like Waterloo region.
When it comes to staging people often think that it just consists of cleaning up, throwing paint on the walls and changing the living the room cushions. While this is a great start, there is more to the art of staging and the significant strategy behind it. In reality, staging your home is your efforts in marketing your space. It’s showing prospective buyers that the home is attractive, homely and suitable to their needs. It also makes it much easier for prospective buyers to visualize the homes true potential. Which means that your efforts should reflect what you want to attract from a buyer.
In addition, Buyer’s Agents generally agree that staged homes are perceived better by the potential buyer.
So what should you do to ensure you maximize the benefits of home staging? Well having professional staging done can benefit the selling of your home greatly. Before bringing in the professionals, here’s what you can do first:
Declutter and Clean: One thing that you can do is begin decluttering your home and the unnecessary things that take away from showing your home in the best light possible.
Be open to change: When a professional stager walks into your home, they may tell you to change some things around. It’s important to be open
Besides the more simple tasks of what you can do to make your home more presentable for sale, you may be wondering why you should even bother at all? So here is a list of reasons why you should definitely stage your home.
It’s a competition: Yes, that’s right. Even in a seller’s market, it is a competition. If you want top dollar for your home, it needs to be presented as best as possible.
You get back what you put in: Indeed. What you put into your house, is what you are likely to get back. If you invest a decent amount on its presentation, then there is a good chance you will reap the benefits of a return on your investment.
Likely to sell faster: Because of all of the competition, staged homes generally sell faster than non-staged homes. As you can imagine, the faster a person can walk into a space and visualize themselves living there, the more likely it will sell.
Can lead to higher offers: There is a good chance that you will outdo your competition with higher offers on your home, simply because you’ve made it more desirable and more marketable.
We know that staging your home and getting it ready for the market can be very costly. Which is one of the reasons we take care of the staging process for you. With Team Burca real estate, every home we list receives complimentary home staging. We do not charge for this service, and homes that we stage are completed by professional interior designers. We believe you only have one chance to make a first impression, so why not make that impression count?
If you’re ready to list your home or just have some questions about the process, don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here to answer any questions you may have.