“Does taking the extra step to stage a home make a difference in how much a buyer is willing to pay for a home?” The experts at The National Association of Realtors (NAR) ask this interesting question and they’ve done the research to support their answer.
The experts at NAR have done extensive research to support the fact that staging a home for sale will bring in higher offers from buyers as opposed to homes that are not staged. Staging is the practice of decorating a home with furniture, art and décor to give the home a vibrant and lively feel. There are many reputable staging companies as well as knowledgeable realtors for hire for personal home staging.
NAR has asked realtors, homeowners and potential buyers alike what their opinions are on the value of home staging. Some of the stats are as follows… 81% of buyers believe home staging allows them to visualize the property as a future home. 96% of buyers’ agents say that staging has an affect on some buyers’ view of the home. This can be negative of course, but only 10% of buyers say staging is a bad thing when the home is staged in a style against their taste. Overall, the affect of staging is hugely successful when it comes to selling a home.
WHAT ROOMS TO STAGE
Because home staging is important and impactful, you will want to decide which rooms are the most important to stage. According to NAR’s poll of buyers and sellers agents rooms should be staged in matter of most impact which is as follows: living room, kitchen, master bedroom, dining room, bathrooms, children’s bedroom and lastly guest rooms.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?
The median amount spent on home staging hovers around $675. People go about funding their home staging a few different ways. To learn more about the home staging process and the different methods of home staging along with the different costs, please visit www.realtor.org.