Home staging is the hottest trend in real estate, because it works! But seller-be-ware, there are side effects to using staging techniques in your home. Watch for these warning signs:
HOME STAGING SIDE EFFECTS:
- Positive Buyer Feedback --> Staged homes feel well-maintained, clutter free and stylish. When using proper staging techniques, buyers can see the highlighted features of the house.
- Higher Asking Price --> Staged homes command top dollar offers. Buyers are willing to pay more for houses that portray the lifestyle they are looking for.
- Faster Sales Time --> Staged homes average 1/3 less time on the market than non-staged houses. The house pictured in the photo below was sold three days after it was staged! (March, 2008)
- Professional Images for Marketing Materials --> Staged homes have a professional appearance in photos. Most buyers will look online at photos first. Houses that are presented well in photo generally receive more interest.
The benefits of staging your home usually out-weight the risks and the costs involved. If you are serious about selling your house, consider staging; you will soon experience your own home staging side-effects!
KFM Staging & Design is a Minnesota home staging company that has been creating “First Impressions That Sell” for homeowners and Realtors across the Twin Cities and western Wisconsin. KFM specializes in home staging consultations and vacant stagings. For more information on home staging visit our website: www.kfmstaging.com.