We are often told that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. However, many potential buyers will judge a home based on how it looks from the outside. If your home has an overgrown jungle of a lawn, a driveway with cracks and peeling paint, selling it is going to be challenging. Buyers and realtors are going to have opinions. More often than not, those opinions may involve the aesthetic appeal of your property and how it is affecting the price it could potentially command.
Many realtors refer to this as the “curb appeal” factor, but this does not just impact those physically visiting your property. Many prospects are going to start by seeing your property online. If the home looks dingy, beat up and as though it has seen better times, you’re not going to have many prospects calling. That’s where home staging comes in.
Why Talk To A Home Stager Before Selling A Home?
Home stagers are masters at making your home look loveable, liveable, and, more importantly, sellable. A staged home will command the highest dollar value possible and will sell the fastest.
Think of it this way: do you think it is a good idea to sell your car without first getting it washed as waxed? Spending the money upfront helps you get the highest possible price. A spotless, mechanically fit vehicle will always sell for more than what may appear to be a beater. The same goes for selling a home.
What Does A Home Stager Do?
Well, there are quite a few benefits of hiring a home stager. For starters, they are professionals who specialize in positioning your house to look the best it can in pictures and in person.
Here are a few other things that a home stager will do:
Work on making your home more appealing to buyers
Which is what matters most.
Your home has a set of strengths that need to be highlighted. Depending on the type and size of your home, home stagers can help achieve this in many different ways. For instance, they might add a crib or create a nursery in a room, even if you’re not a person with a family. The goal of this approach is to appeal to families.
Interestingly, not many people hire home stagers. That’s why by hiring one, your home has the edge over the others. It is also why your home can sell faster and for more.
Conclusion – Your Return On Investment
Finally, if you are like most people, you’d want to know the return on investment for hiring a home stager. According to Staged4More, you can expect to see a 10% increase in home offers. Also, a staged home will often sell for six percent more than an identical property that wasn’t staged. That means if your home is worth $250,000, you get to make an additional $15,000!
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