Why Should You Stage Your Home For Sale in Calgary
You are thinking of selling your home, but how do you make it feel like a home to everyone that walks in, not just your family. The answer lies in staging your home when you want to put it on the market. You love your furniture and decorations, however, don’t get offended if not everyone will feel the same way about your paisley print sofa or bear skin rug. Home staging is when you work with an interior designer who will help you minimize what potential buyers don’t want to see and help you draw attention with furniture and art to the aspect you want to show off. Also consider that potential buyers need to think beyond what their eyes are showing them. Staging helps them to visualize themselves living in and using the space. Is the home an ideal place for a growing family, as a live-work space, for recreational pursuits or to enjoy retirement?
Since the majority of home buyers start their home hunt online, it’s important to make a good impression through your digital listing photos. This is done by staging the home in a way that appeals to potential home buyers as well as getting high quality images and video. Those three things will help buyers gravitate to your home and in turn want to see it in person.
Statistics show that a staged home will sell faster than one that isn’t. The longer a home is on the market, there looms the risk of eventually having to decrease your asking price, which means less money for you at the end of the sale. This means that even though there is a cost associated with getting a stager to come into your home, it also will likely result in your home selling faster and for more money. Win Win!
According to the Real Estate Staging Association, staged homes spend 73 percent less time on the market than their un-staged counterparts. This means by staging your home it has now become more attractive to a large pool of buyers which is never a bad thing!
Now don’t get me wrong trying to see your home through adjective lenses isn’t always easy. Your family has made memories there, so what you think is fine might be the same things that the buys can see past. A professional home stager and your real estate agent can give you an honest opinion as to what works in your home, what doesn’t, and what the seller might consider changing in order to appeal to home buyers.
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