Again, remember that staging your home is great, but not always necessary. If you have the financial resources to do so, and it makes "business sense"--meaning you will get a return on the investment, of having your home staged--then go for it!
The more appealing your home when on the market, the better! Just remember to look at staging your home as an investment.
I hope this answered your question! If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me by the ways below.
Wishing you all the best,
De Vonte Williamson , LSA
Proudly Serving Long Island
Coldwell Banker Residential
It is hard to answer this question without actually seeing your home. Usually it's the other way around, i.e. the agent wants to stage the property and the seller doesn't. Staging can be anything from decluttering to storing much of your possessions and bringing in rented modern furniture. Sometimes a few simple shifts of existing things, and a little removal of a few things is fine. Sometimes even just some fresh neutral paint is all you need. It really depends on what you have there now. The look to go for is streamlined and sleek, clean surfaces, avoid chunkly large pieces of furniture.
Good luck on your sale.
Halstead Property, LLC
Why not ask your agent to produce photos of other homes your agent has staged and you be the judge.
Probably what you should do is look at your agents previous staging and decide if it satisfies you.
One of the hardest types of properties to sell is vacant homes. It doesn't matter how well the walls are painted or how clean the kitchen is, these properties just have an inherent â€œcoldnessâ€ to them. The key to staging a home is to make it look lived in and give the buyer a vision of what living in that home will be like to them
Sure, there are people who make a career out of staging. IMO, I just don't think it's rocket science and not difficult to get done. I'm sure other will disagree. Good luck.
To decide whether your apartment needs to be staged or not, one would have to know your apartment better, if it is furnished or empty, if it is cluttered, if any cosmetic renovations (quick and inexpensive) may make it look more fresh and desirable.
It would be useful to analyse feedback your agent have received from people who visited your apartment during these 6 month - what were they saying, what impression it makes without a staging and what impression you would like to achieve?
Sometimes, having some nice artistic objects around, paintings, flowers, some bright tasteful and happy color accents (like a nice table cloths, a big vase, or an accent rug) can change a way a space feels by setting up a brighter mood.
It's wonderful that you realize that staging does sell a home. Yet some homes may not need staging depending on its condition.
Your agent may feel that your home does not need staging. It may need a few little touches like a coat of paint and getting rid of clutter whichhe or she can advise you on. On the other hand, it may need some staging.
If you'd like to send me some photos I'd be happy to take a peek and give you my professional opinion at no charge to see if you need staging or not.
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Janet Nation, CBR
Sailing Home Realty
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Depending on the condition of the apartment, staging could be helpful. However these days, one can also virtually stage apartments so potential buyers can see through pictures the possible layout of the furniture etc.... Not all real estate companies offer this alternative. If you require help or advise, please feel free to call or email me directly.
Good luck with selling your apartment.
City Connections Realty