Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Sellers Decision: To Stage or Not To Stage

Are you getting ready to sell your home?  One of the first things you will be told by a realtor is to make sure your home has good curb appeal and to work on it if needed.  It sounds like within another week or so curb appeal won't be as big an impact selling your property, unless the unappealing parts of your yard will not be covered by the snow that should be coming soon.

After that the next question is will you allow your home to be staged.  I encourage my selling clients to get a consultation and if needed to stage their home.

What are the benefits of having you home staged?

The National Association of Realtors confirmed with a 2015 study that more than 81% of home buyers find it easier to visualize the property as their future home when it's staged.

The Real Estate Staging Association has a report out this year, 2016, that pre-listed staged homes spend 90 percent less time on the market than their non-staged competition.

Get the links to those two reports as well as additional benefits, tips and what to expect at the Coldwell Banker Blog, Staged for Success:  The Case for Hiring a Home Stager.

A very interesting note in this article is the comment that sometimes a seller has had their home staged and liked the change so much they decided not to sell.

Give me a call and let's get started with these short steps in preparation to sell your home:
1.  We'll walk through your home and around your property to educate me
2.  We'll review comparable properties that have recently sold
3.  We'll review comparable properties that are currently listed for sale
4.  Once we have agreed upon a listing representation I'm more than willing in most cases to coordinate and cover the consultation cost for a professional stager to go through your property (if it is one of my preferred stagers).

Now is a great time to sell your home. Give me a call and let's get started.

Happy Staging!

Brian Olsen
Wallsburg World Realtor
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