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Today’s home buyers are looking for more than a move-in ready home. They want to be wowed. Furthermore, they are willing to pay for it, which is why you need to know the ins and outs of home staging!

That’s why staging your home benefits you in many ways when you sell. A staged home attracts more buyers, resulting in more offers, a faster sale and a higher sales price.

Which Home Would You Be More Attracted To?

Below you can see the difference between a vacant and a staged room. Would you rather write an offer on the top one or the bottom?

The Art of Staging a Home

If you are still living in your home when you list, staging will mostly deal with decluttering and depersonalizing. I often hire a staging consultant to recommend how you can rearrange furniture, remove personal items like pictures of your kids and grandkids, and strategically place artwork.

For vacant homes staging is a must. Staging professionals will bring in furniture and decorations and place them so your listing looks like a model home.

Visualizing and Distracting

​According to a study by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) 83% of buyers’ agents said staging a home made it easier for a buyer to visualize the property as their future home.

More importantly, furniture and artwork will distract the buyers from small imperfections you can find in every home. In a staged home the buyer will see a complete room, in a vacant home they will see the scratch on the baseboard.

Staging is a Great Return on Investment

Staging a vacant home will cost you between $1,500 and $3,000. It depends on how much furniture you need to rent and how many rooms need to be staged.

In the same NAR study 44% of agents stated that a staged home increased the dollar value buyers would offer between 1% and 20%.

And 53% of listing agents said that a staged home sells faster.

Click here to read the complete Home Staging Report.

On a personal note, all of my recent listings that were staged sold in the first weekend. On most we received multiple offers above list price.

​​Want to learn how to get your home ready to list? Call or text me TODAY at (614) 975-9650!

Susanne Novak has been a Realtor since 2007. She is the broker and owner of RE/MAX 24/7 in the Dublin Historic District. Susanne typically helps 50-60 families each year with their real estate needs. She's your trusted advisor when you search for your dream home, and a skilled negotiator when she lists your property to get top dollar when you sell.

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