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Why Stage Your Home to Sell? Part 2

I’m back with Patricia Ebrahimi from Show Smart Staging for part two of “The Benefits of Home Staging.”

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Welcome back for part two of our staging series. Today, Patricia Ebrahimi from Show Smart Staging and I will go over the final things you need to know about staging your home for sale.

When your home is staged it sells faster and you don’t incur any extra costs from having it on the market longer. For example, some of Patricia’s clients had their unstaged home on the market for six months, which means they were still paying for lawn care, insurance, and the mortgage.

On average, staging costs about 1% of the list price if the home is vacant. Occupied staging is different in that Patricia has to see the home and see what she needs to bring in and how much of the owner’s things are usable for staging. There are many variables that go into occupied staging, so it does require an initial consultation.

Vacant key room staging is the process of giving every room in the home a use and highlighting the usefulness of already established rooms like the master suite or the kitchen. The goal is to get fabulous and enticing online photos.
The goal is to get fabulous and enticing online photos.
The return on investment for staging is incredible. The cost of having to keep your home on the market longer or having to reduce the price is far more than the cost of staging. In fact, staging is going to get you a better return than painting, floor stripping, or any other typical upgrades. More than anything else, you want to make the home look attractive, and staging will certainly do that.

The actual process of staging a home usually takes an afternoon. From the time Patricia sees a home until the time she is ready to begin staging, it usually takes about 72 hours.

In today’s market, staging is the thing to do to get your home market ready.

If you have any questions for Patricia, you can give her a call at (757-619-9789). As always, if you are looking to buy or sell a home, or if you have any other real estate questions, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you!