If you’re curious if staging your home can help you sell faster, we’re here to give you the rundown! 81% of buyers have noted that having a staged home makes it easier to visualize it as their future home. When buyers can envision themselves in your house, they are considerably more likely to make an offer. And typically a quick one. 45% of buyers noted that it would positively affect the house’s value if a home were staged, meaning that possible buyers feel more compelled to make an offer at the list price. You may actually get an offer more than the list price in some cases. Realty Unleashed offers free home staging in Calgary and Edmonton, but we’ll get into that later. For now, let’s look at the reasons why staging is effective.
Staging provides purpose 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 purpose to each room. Rooms with meaning make it easier for buyers to get the whole picture. When buyers walk through a home and spaces are set up with a cause, it’s a win. For example, this room is the guest room; this room is the family room; this room is a den. With home staging in Calgary, the stager’s job is to make sure every room serves an intent, allowing buyers to imagine their life in your home.
Staging creates a neutral space.
You may have excellent taste in interior decorating, but your preference may not be for everyone. Professional stagers have a wide variety of inventory of furniture and decor. Stagers will examine your home and determine what will look best, and then head over to their inventory. The general rule with staging is to make the house look impersonal, tidy, and cozy. 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 vital piece of staging. Substituting those personal items with neutral items is part of the job for stagers! When it comes to selling your home, making it as unbiased as possible is the answer.
Staging helps your home to stand out.
The truth is that a staged home will always look better than one that is not. Staging helps put your home’s best foot forward both in-person and online. When searching for a home, most potential buyers go on REALTOR.ca. The very first thing they will see are the photos of your property. Should your photos showcase a clean, optimistic, and well-staged property, you will naturally get more requests for viewings. More viewings make for a faster sale – you can count on that.
Staging gives off a “move-in-ready” feel.
While there are certainly buyers looking for homes to fix and flip, most of the time, people are looking for a move-in-ready home. Moving tends to be a headache, so it is a real bonus when a buyer finds a home that is readily available to live in. When your property is already cleaned, de-personalized, and staged, you have a leg up against all the other listings that are not ready for a move-in. There is nothing more pleasing for buyers than stepping into a house they adore, ready for them to make their own.
Realty Unleashed stages for free.
As we mentioned earlier, Realty Unleashed offers free home staging in Calgary and Edmonton. Yes, you heard that correctly – it’s completely complimentary with no catch at all. When you list your house with us, we stage it, clean it, and handle any donation and eco-station runs. We also take care of your lawn mowing or shovelling, depending on the season! Feel free to reach out to us if you are ready to list; we’d love to help sell your home.