First impression counts and most buyers / tenants form an opinion about a home within the first 7-10 seconds of arriving and make up their mind within 5 minutes of entering a property. Many other buyers make a decision without ever getting out of their car. The message here is that first impressions are very, very important when selling a home and it comes down to presentation, presentation, presentation. Over 90% of buyers look at homes they've found on the Internet. It is critical that your home makes a strong first impression online and photographs are the best possible. Staging will help you do just that.
Staged homes sell up to 50% faster than un-staged homes. In controlled tests selling identical homes professionally staged vs. those not staged, the un-staged houses sold in 102 days, while the staged houses sold in 45 days. (RealEstateStagingAssociation.com)
Sell for more
Staged homes sell for an average of 6.9% more than un-staged homes. Staged homes spent 83% less time on the market than non-staged homes. (HomeGain.com)
High Return on investment
According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the average staging investment is between 1% and 3% of the home's asking price, which generates a return of 8% to 10%. That's a pretty good investment. Home staging is carried out in a cost effective way, using the seller’s own items where possible to minimise expenditure.
More Potential Buyers
Staged homes are presented in a way that appeals to the widest range of potential buyers, while better photographs ensure that your home is top of a buyer´s shortlist of properties.
Increased Buyer Confidence
Buyers feel more confident about staged homes as the property appears to be well maintained
Only 10% of buyers can visualise the potential of a property. That means 90% are not going to be able to look past dirt, mess, clutter, and imperfections.