Home staging has taken the real estate world by storm, and for a good reason: staging helps a house sell faster and for more. It really is that simple. Many people are put-off by the costs of home staging, but the good news is that Realty Unleashed offers free home staging in Calgary and free home staging in Edmonton. We offer this service because we have seen time and time again the many ways in which home staging is valuable. Here are 5 reasons why house in Calgary staging works when you are trying to sell your home.
1. Buyers can envision themselves in your home.
Depersonalizing your home is one of the key ways you can help buyers to envision themselves living there. It’s very hard for someone to picture themselves living in your home if all they are seeing are photos of your family, your decor, your personal items, etc. Subconsciously, they will have difficulty making a personal connection to your home. One of the ways you can combat this is by depersonalizing your home, meaning taking down those family photos and replacing them with a picture of a beach, for example. Decorating your home as neutral as possible will help buyers place themselves there; by removing yourself, you are allowing them the chance to imagine their kids running around the house.
2. Your listing will dominate the online market.
When people are interested in buying a home, one of their first stops will be REALTOR.ca. Pictures of your listing will be the first thing they see, meaning that the photos of your home are incredibly important. Staging your Calgary home before you list it will help your home shine when up against all the other houses on the market. Professional stagers will ensure that your rooms are set up intentionally and yet minimally, to pull emotions out of buyers. Your home will stand out when the photos are clean, bright, and minimal.
3. Your house will sell faster and for more.
When done correctly, staging can help you achieve a faster sale and a higher offer. The staging process is more than just moving furniture around. It also includes curb appeal, cleaning, decluttering, and depersonalizing. By doing all of these things, you are presenting your home in the best possible position in a competitive market. House staging also gives your house a “move-in-ready” feeling, which is very appealing to buyers. This sort of feeling entices them to make a faster and higher offer, in hopes that they can close a deal and be in your home sooner rather than later.
4. Your home will look bigger.
People tend to think an empty room looks bigger than it would with furniture, but that is not the case. With that said, having too much furniture and clutter can undoubtedly make a room look smaller, which means you need to stage a room properly. Let’s take a room set up as a children’s room, for example. With a twin bed, a single nightstand, a lamp, and a picture on the wall, you still see so much room for more decor and furniture. What buyers see are the necessities of a room and the space to add more, if they wish. When talking about Calgary house staging, less is more is the way to go; you don’t need to clear out a room, but you also don’t need to fill it. There is a sweet spot with just the necessities and tasteful decor.
5. Flaws are easier to overlook.
Every house has its flaws, no matter how much your home means to you. There are spotty paint jobs, broken baseboards, holes in the walls, and so on. When a home is staged, it is easier for buyers to overlook these flaws because they are seeing the home’s best qualities. Not only are we talking about physical flaws, but mental flaws. Most buyers have a list of things they want in a home that they believe are non-negotiable. Staging your home also helps them to be flexible on their mental lists.
Realty Unleashed stages for free!
As we mentioned earlier, Realty Unleashed offers free house staging in Calgary and free home staging in Edmonton. If it sounds too good to be true, you can rest assured that there are no strings attached or hidden fees. Our free home staging services and 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 believe in home staging because we have seen it work time and time again. If you are ready to sell your home and are looking for a Calgary REALTOR® or Edmonton REALTOR®, feel free to reach out to us! We would love to help you sell your home.