How much can home staging really help in selling your home? In the survey conducted by The Real Estate Staging Association, results showed that a staged home sells faster.
In the survey, written in the article of Wall Street Journal, the group studied 174 homes that had been on the market for an average of 156 days before owners decided to have them staged. After home staging, the homes were sold on average of forty two days after re-listing.
The survey conducted by the Real Estate Staging Association is also a way to show us the benefits of getting their services. Although, this study shows that home staging can help sell homes faster, another study showed that staged homes does not necessarily sell your home at a higher price.
While this is the case, it is still better than having your home sit on the market for a long time and home staging is not that expensive at all. Here are some tips on cost effective ways to stage a home for sale:
1. Turn on All the Lights
Your home will look dull and boring if it does not have enough lighting especially on a gray day. Add floor lamps to rooms that do not have enough light. You can also just borrow some table lamps from your friends and relatives to brighten up the rooms and to save some money.
2. Eliminate Clutters
It will be hard for your potential buyers to imagine living in your home if it is full of clutters. Make sure to de-clutter pictures, books, candies, clothes and other personal belongings.
De-clutter the bathroom and kitchens yet leave the necessities such as the hand towel and soap dish in the bathroom and coffee machine in the kitchen. The kitchen is often the main priority in the list of buyers so make sure your kitchen is open, clean and spacious as possible. Read More »