Home staging is a crucial part of the selling process. Buyers expect homes to be staged and most staged homes sell faster and for more money than non-staged homes. So let me give you the basics of Staging 101.

Home Staging 101

Why Stage?

81% of Agents Say it’s to Easily Visualize the Property

46% Say Buyers are More Willing to Walk Through Staged Home They Found Online

45% Say it Positively Impacts Value of the Home

28% of Buyers are More Willing to Overlook Staged Home’s Faults

The 7 Most Important Rooms to Stage in Order

  • Living Room
  • Kitchen
  • Master Bedroom
  • Dining Room
  • Bathroom
  • Childrens’ Bedroom
  • Guest Bedroom

Home Staging 101

How Much More Will Buyers Pay?

32% of buyers will pay 1-5% more

16% of buyers will pay 6-10% more

3% of buyers will pay 11-15% more

1% of buyers will pay 16-20% more

62% of seller’s agents will offer home staging services to the sellers. So Ask!

49% of buyer’s agents say staging affects most buyers’ views of homes

Home Staging 101

How to Stage

  • Declutter – remove 80% of items in a room then slowly add one or two pieces back
  • Pack up all the items you’re going to move anyway
  • Donate, sell or throw away unused items
  • Use the rule of 3; arrange knick-knacks in groups of three
  • Keep nearly everything off counters and tables except for a bowl in the kitchen or flowers on the table
  • Make beds soft, fluffy and gender neutral
  • Set the scene; dishes on the table set for dinner, glasses and a book on a nightstand, spa-like items in the bathroom, laptop or paper and pen in an office
  • Keep it neutral, non-gender specific, clean, and no collections or memorabilia
  • Keep it cleaned and staged
  • Don’t make any mess that can’t be cleaned up in 30 minutes or less

The better your home is staged, the less time it will have to be on the market

Ready to get started? Call me! I have connections to some of the best home stagers in the St. George area. Let’s sell your St. George home!

Home Staging 101

More Information About Selling:

How to keep your home staged while on the market

How to stage with hand me downs

How to stage your home for a fast sale

Why do some homes stage faster than others

How to stage your furniture

How to make your home look like a model home

 

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