Ask The Agent: Should I Stage My Home?

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Real Estate

Even though staging your home takes time and planning, it will be worth the effort and the cost. You want your home to stand out when you list it so it can have every advantage of getting the best possible price in the shortest amount of time.

Staging communicates to buyers that your home is well taken care of and increases the likelihood of getting a good offer. When you stage your home, it takes away your personality and markets it in a more neutral way. A staged home is more inviting to a buyer and also helps define spaces and room sizes. Every room will have a purpose, and buyers can more easily visualize themselves living in your home.

A competitively priced home that has also been staged to appear move-in ready will help justify its listing price. Successful staging will give your home an edge over the competition without having to compromise on price. A positive first impression will motivate selling agents, who will put your home at the top of their list when showing properties to their clients.