When a seller puts their trust in you to represent their home on the open market and sell one of the biggest assets they may own, do the right thing and give them well above average services. This is what clients want and deserve in exchange for their trust and business. Thanks!
I see many buyers falling in love before they even see the house - by looking at good pictures of a staged property on line. In fact, those properties attract more attention/traffic, get shown more (buyers call their agents to show those staged properties), and they definitely sell for more and faster than un-staged properties.
The reason is that most buyers can not see beyond what they see walking in.
Rarely somebody sees potential. No one likes the clutter (which makes the house look smaller and distracts the buyers attention from the property towards "stuff").
You should hear what we get to hear as agents!
Another issue with un-staged property is that the buyers have hard time imagining it being theirs.
That's why personal pictures etc. should be removed (and magnets/notes on the refrigerator).
If the property is vacant and there is no furniture, even though it was freshly painted and remodeled,
even then - many buyers struggle with where they would put their furniture etc.
In fact, the importance of staging is especially noticeable when the staged items and furniture are removed prior to the walk through. The house just does not look the same, and the buyers are often a little blue about the loss of "charm" that existed due to staging.
Hope this helps,
Beachfront Realty, Inc.
Besides furniture, paint colors are very important. You are trying to appeal to 90% of the buyers 90% of the time. A thorough cleaning of every surface is a must and declutter everything. Look at a room and take 40% of everything out and pack it away. Just think of it as getting a head start to packing up for your next home!
Getting your home ready to market is not easy, but if you do it right, you won't have to worry about keeping it in perfect condition for very long before you get an offer!
Wilkinson & Associates
I have found that going into staged homes has helped my buyers see the home for what it si and what it can be...But staging has to go beyond the furniture and take into account the paint on the walls and other decorating items.
I have recommended to buyers that they put a fresh coat fo paint on the walls and have the carpets professionally cleaned. In addition to having cabinets repainted or refinished and some brighter bulbs in the sockets help enhance the warm feelign a house has.
Homes that are staged sell faster and for more money than ones that are not....
Coldwell Banker United
Stagers help sellers present their homes in the very best light, so that a buyer can readily see themselves living in the home!