There are several benefits to staging your house to sell….it helps you declutter before moving, you can get a lot of your stuff packed ahead of time so you have less to pack later, and more. But there are two very big reasons why you should stage your house to sell.
- Your house will sell faster once it’s on the market.
- Your house will sell for a higher price.
Personally, I think those are some very good reasons why it’s worth it to you to take the time to stage your house. It doesn’t really benefit the buyer. It benefits YOU.
Recently I worked with Tiffany, a good friend of mine, to help her stage her house to sell quickly. Our kids went to kindergarten together so we go way back. They have outgrown their home as their family has grown and needed more space for their kids and family activities. But….she’s busy! She has three kids, is a baseball mom and works part-time from home. She didn’t have the time to waste on trying to get her house staged correctly, she needed it done right the first time. Mostly people don’t want to spend their free time trying to figure out staging. That’s why it’s worth the investment to have help from a professional.
I met with Tiffany in the spring and we went through her entire home discussing what needed to be done. And when I say entire, I mean ENTIRE. We discussed every room, every closet, every cupboard, every nook and cranny. This can be a challenging experience for a homeowner but Tiffany was motivated and ready to get to work.
Personally, whenever I meet with someone to stage their home, I do try to make it as painless as possible. No one wants to invite someone over to their house so they can criticize everything. The goal with staging consultations is to give clients good, solid advice and direction and leave them feeling like they can do it. Also? My closets (and maybe the rest of my house…) are usually a hot mess so I’m not judging.
Tiffany was a good sport and let me take lots of before and after photos so I could share with you just how much of a difference staging a house can make. Tiffany worked really hard getting her home ready to go on the market but her hard work truly paid off when they got an offer thousands above asking price within days of her home being listed for sale. It’s SO worth it!
And Don’t Forget To Stage Your Storage!
If you’re wanting to stage your house to sell fast, I can help you! I wrote an e-book that walks you through the process step by step so you wont waste your time trying to figure it out. It’s worth the $10 and more! Get it staged and get it sold!