If you’re still wondering whether or not Calgary home stagers can help you sell your home faster, we’re here to give you the cold hard facts. 81% of buyers have noted that having a staged home makes it easier to visualize it as their future home. When buyers can imagine themselves in your home, they are much more likely to place an offer. And a fast one at that. A whopping 45% of buyers remarked that it would positively impact the house’s value if a home is staged. That means that a potential buyer feels more compelled to make an offer at the list price, and in some cases, may even offer more than the list price. Let’s have a look at how and why staging your Calgary home can sell your house fast.
1. Emotion outweighs logic.
A buyer may have a list of “non-negotiables” when they begin to look for a house—for example, things like four bedrooms, two full bathrooms, no carpet, etc. When your home is staged, it gives off warmth and familiarity for buyers. If the property they are looking at feels like home, suddenly, the itemized list of non-negotiables doesn’t seem so important. People act on emotions, especially when it comes to buying a home. If your house is staged correctly, you give buyers the chance to connect emotionally to your house. Home staging works because buyers know that it is move-in ready. If the property is prepared for its new owner, you can expect more offers faster.
2. Staging makes your house neutral.
You may have great taste in interior decorating, but your taste might not be for everyone. Professional stagers will have a wide range of inventory of furniture and decor. Stagers will take a look at your home and choose what will look best from their list. The rule of thumb with staging is to make the home look as neutral, clean, and comfortable as possible. Part of the staging process includes removing all personal items from home. Potential buyers don’t want to see a stranger’s family photos when they’re trying to envision themself living in your home. De-personalizing your home is a crucial piece of staging. Replacing those personal items with neutral furnishings is part of the job for stagers! When it comes to selling your home, making it as neutral as possible will work in your favour.
3. You’ll dominate the online market.
When potential buyers begin their search, the first stop will be REALTOR.ca; it is the powerhouse of online listings. With so many houses on the market, yours must stand out. One way to make that happen is to stage your property. A staged home spends less time on the market, meaning money in your pocket faster. When buyers are looking online, eye candy has never been more important! Encourage buyers to consider viewing your home in person by having it properly staged.
4. Staging gives meaning to each room.
Sometimes homes have rooms that don’t make sense. This can be even more true when the rooms are empty. When a stager comes in, they will give meaning to each and every room. Rooms that have meaning make it easier for buyers to get the complete picture. When buyers walk through a home and spaces are obviously set up with a reason, it’s a win. For example, THIS room is a nursery; THIS room is an office; THIS room is a den. It’s the stager’s job to make sure every room serves a purpose, allowing buyers to visualize their life in the home.
5. Where Realty Unleashed comes in!
Realty Unleashed stages for free. Yes, you heard that right! We include home staging in our listing services. In fact, all of our services are included in our brokerage fee of 7% of the first $100,000 and 3% of the remaining balance of the sale price. We have a wide variety of staging inventory. Once we get a feel for what your home looks like, we will pick the right furniture and decor for you! Our amazing Curb Appeal Crew comes in to clean and stage your home. They will take care of all the heavy lifting to make sure your home is putting its best foot forward. If you are preparing to sell your Calgary home and haven’t found a REALTOR® yet, feel free to reach out to us below!