Yes its worth staging. Homes sell faster and for more money than a vacant home. In our area, especially at that price point there is an expectation on the part of the buyer. I have a great stage that I use. Let me know if i can help.
It's 50/50 right down the line as to what people prefer, staged or empty. You cannot please everyone so you just have to pick one direction and do it right.
Lee Newcomb, Realtor
Long and Foster Real Estate
The market has definitely shifted towards a seller's market. I wouldn't waste your money if the home is vacant. I would however recommend it on a home that is not decorated very well. Hope that helps!
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Tammy Hayes, Realtor
RE/MAX Palm Realty
Staging a home can be beneficial for a quick sale. It helps buyerâ€™s obtain vision and understand the layout and flow of a home. It assists in allowing them to conceptualize their own belongings fit and function in the space and most of all it sells the lifestyle.
Staging does not have to be dramatic, but enough that the buyer can see themselves living there. The key is to appeal to as many potential clients as possible, to maximize exposure and get a quick sale.
Long & Foster
Village of Midlothian
If the average days on the market is less than 30 in your area, I wouldn't bother. However, if homes are staying on the market upwards of 90 days or more, I would strongly consider it. Another thought would be to leave a few pieces of furniture behind that could be accessorized. This would reduce the cost of staging your property. Discuss the issue with your agent for his/her thoughts on the matter.
Best of luck,