YES! Absolutely. According to the National Association of Realtors 40% of buyers’ agents cited that home staging had an effect on most buyers’ view of the home. Anything you can do to show your home in the best light possible is worth the effort. Almost every home on the market in Danville and Blackhawk are selling staged. How does staging help do all this? Your furniture might be dated or worn. New staged furniture will be modern, fresh, and make the home appear newer. It also helps the potential buyers visualize what to do with the space. According to home buyers, the most important rooms to look great are the living room, master bedroom, and kitchen.
The first step of staging is to declutter the home. Your piles of junk everywhere need to be put away and hidden. Stage two is to neutralize the home. Stage three is to clean, clean, clean. Step four is to add in what you need to replace. Staging a home here in Danville typically takes me about 1 hour to consult, 3 hours to prep and 4 hours to stage. So, within a day your home can be transformed from start to finish.
Nationwide 26% of agents pay for staging for their clients, here in our local area that number is much higher. Almost all top producing agents pay for full staging. So, it’s a no brainer for a seller to want to do staging. Years ago, when it became a thing because of popular home TV shows it was a cost for the seller, so some sellers didn’t do it because it is very expensive. But now that many agents are including it in their fees, why would you not? It costs you nothing and has been proven to sell a home faster and for more money.
If you have any questions on staging your home, give me a call. I always offer a free consultation for home selling and Yes, I do include staging for free!
-Tiffany Stock Keller Williams #01466776 (925) 989-2138
By Tiffany Stock, Real Estate Broker, Keller Williams