Staging your home for showings is a critical step in the home-selling process. Helping highlight your home’s best features, home staging in Calgary makes your house more appealing to potential buyers and can also help you get the best price for your home! Staging creates a warm and inviting atmosphere that makes buyers feel at home, helping them envision what it would be like to live in the space. Realty Unleashed offers free home staging in Calgary and Edmonton, meaning if you list your home with us, we take care of the staging, cleaning, and yard care. When buyers walk into a properly staged home, they can better understand its flow and how they can decorate it themselves. You can count on staging to make a lasting impression that will entice buyers to make an offer on your home.
What staging looks like.
There are many ways to stage your home before you show it. Whether you are staging on your own or have hired a staging company, you should always start by decluttering and deep cleaning to ensure the home looks its best. You should rearrange furniture if need be and add neutral, simple home décor, and make any necessary repairs or upgrades. You can also add plants or flowers to add life and colour to the space. Finally, make sure the home is well-lit by switching out yellow-tone lightbulbs for white-toned ones, as this can help create a warm and inviting atmosphere.
Staging turns online viewings into in-person showings.
The first place buyers visit when they begin their search for Calgary real estate is REALTOR.ca, meaning the photos of your listing are paramount. It’s important to ensure your home looks its very best right from the get-go to have buyers coming into your home for viewings. A well-staged home with quality photos will go a long way and, most importantly, will turn online viewings into in-person showings.
Home staging sells your property quicker and for more money.
When it comes time to sell your home, you want it to be on the market for as short as possible. Staging your home before you list increases your chances of selling faster and for more. Calgary home staging makes your home look its best and helps buyers overlook any material issues that might be visible. While everyone has different tastes in decor and design, staging intends to make the house look neutral and impartial. By presenting buyers with a home that looks clean, move-in-ready, and unbiased, you can rest assured that you will get more offers, meaning a faster sale and, hopefully, for the most money.
Staging draws positive emotions from buyers.
Before buyers even begin their Calgary real estate home search, they typically will put together a list of things they want in their future home, and this list will direct how they begin their home search. What we have noticed as Calgary REALTORS® is that these “lists” become a lot less important when buyers are looking at a well-staged house. For example, a family wants a fully finished basement, but a primary bedroom with a walk-in closet is just as significant for them. When they walk into a staged primary bedroom, with furniture and decor intentionally and tastefully placed, they notice a sizeable walk-in closet. The staged primary bedroom with the closet triggers their positive feelings, so much so that this same house without a fully-finished basement is no longer a deal-breaker. Buyers have a better chance of emotionally connecting with a home when it is staged, cleaned, and decorated with purpose.
The proof is in the numbers.
A staged property spends an average of 73% less tie on the market. Staging works because it allows potential buyers to visualize themselves living in your home. Staged homes sell around 88% faster and for 20% more than properties that are not staged. Over 90% of Canadian home buyers find it easier to visualize a staged home as their own; if buyers can imagine their life in your home and picture their kids growing up there, you are offering them a priceless experience. Buyers remember these feelings and know they cannot put a price on those emotions, which is why staged homes tend to sell faster and for more than homes that are not staged.
Realty Unleashed offers free home staging in Calgary!
Realty Unleashed is an independent real estate brokerage serving clients in Edmonton and Calgary. We offer free home staging in Calgary, free listing cleaning, free yard maintenance, free eco-station and donation centre runs, and more because we value acts of service. We have effectively staged homes on all ends of the pricing spectrum; it’s our job to determine who the most likely buyer would be of your home and to stage it as such. We continually see the verification that staging your home before you list and keeping it staged for showings is the key to selling faster and for more money. If you are considering listing your house in Calgary and are in the market for a REALTOR®, please reach out to us; our team would love to help you sell your home.