There is enough evidence by now that shows if you stage your home correctly, you can see a valuable return on your investment. If you are looking for free home staging in Edmonton and Calgary, we have good news for you. Realty Unleashed includes home staging in our listing services because we have seen incredible results time and time again. A 2021 survey by the NAR said that when a home is staged before listing, homeowners can see a 5-15% return on investment. This can be a difference of thousands of dollars; when you consider the many fees you pay upon selling, this can be significant. If you’re selling your home, odds are you want to get the most from it, and as quickly as possible. No one is happy to see their property sitting on the market for a long time, and while it is up to the market how long your house will take to sell, there are things you can do on your end to see a quicker, valuable return. One of those things is staging your home, so let’s get into it!
Numbers don’t lie.
If you’re looking for some data to prove the value of staging, let us present you with some cold hard facts! The NAR reported that only 4% of buyers said staging did not affect their viewing experience. A whopping 47% of real estate professionals noted the positive impact of home staging on their client’s buying process. The same survey concluded that home staging could sell your home 6-10% faster. Most sellers are looking for a quick sale. Not only that, but they are looking for an equitable sale. If you stage your Edmonton or Calgary home, you set up your listing to be a fierce competitor against every other listing in your market.
Set the stage.
One of the many benefits of home staging is that it entices positive emotions from potential buyers. Buyers who are walking through a well-staged home are greatly influenced by their feelings. If you’ve touched up spotty paint jobs and have neutral decor throughout, you are providing them with the opportunity to say to themselves: “Oh, I could see us living here.” When your home looks to be move-in ready, you have a good chance of being offered the list price. And in a hot seller’s market, the data shows you might even be offered more than your list price.
It’s worth the investment.
The goal when selling a home is to sell it as fast as possible and at the highest price. While there is a cost to staging if you go through a staging company, the investment is well worth it. By staging your home and setting it up for success before even listing it, you are going into the market with a leg up. Increase your chances of success by staging your home prior to listing. Let the house put its best foot forward and stand out amongst the competition.
Still not sold?
Data gathered in 2020 from the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) noted that 85% of staged homes garnered offers between 5-23% over list price. The same data showed that 75% of sellers saw a return between 5 and 15%. Regardless of whether it’s a buyer’s or seller’s market, your home will always be perceived at a higher value if it is well-staged. Staging does not just mean setting up furniture a certain way. It means touching up paint, de-cluttering, de-personalizing, and boosting your curb appeal. We have several articles about these things here, and here, and here.
If you are looking for free home staging in Edmonton and Calgary, reach out to us! Let’s get your home looking its very best. We have an exceptional curb appeal team who come in to stage, clean and take care of curb appeal for vacant properties. Are you living in your home while listing it? No problem. We can help stage your home with what you already have. And yes, we still take care of cleaning and yard maintenance. We’re ready to help you sell your home!