Were you planning to put your house on the market to sell this spring? Or have you decided that it is time to downsize? Staging your home to sell is imperative as the number of virtual showings will increase, and you want your professional photos to display the best features of your home. When a home is staged to sell, it is not simply decorating.
What is home staging, and why is it important?
A professional home stager can assess the best features in your home and help you create and highlight focal points. Because you have been living in your home a while, you may overlook many things; in other words, it is not merely cleaning and getting rid of clutter. Although cleaning and decluttering are important steps in the home staging process.
Staging your home to sell helps the buyer visualize the house as their future home.
Because of their design skill, a home stager can show you how to make minor changes for significant visual impact. For example, creating a more spacious feeling, changing or adding lighting, or wall color.
Established home stagers understand the market and who the likely home buyer will be in your area. They can curate your home for that population, therefore, helping you get the best offer available.
According to the National Association of Realtors, 44% of the buyers’ agents say a staged home increases the dollar value offered.
Are you planning to downsize your home?
If you have been in your home for a long while, you will have accumulated more stuff than you think. For tips on how to downsize, click here. For a quick-start on your downsizing plan, use this checklist.
For more information on home staging, click here. If you need help with your home staging, give me a call at 610-955-8202 or email to discuss options. I look forward to helping you with your home staging needs!