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Staging Your Home Can Help It Sell 73% Faster, On Average

According to the Real Estate Staging Association, professionally listed staged homes simply look better, spend 73% less time on the market, and typically sell for more money. So to help you sell your home faster and increase its sales value, let’s look into staging your home.

What is Home Staging?

Home staging is a strategic art and marketing tool designed to help prepare and show a home for sale in its best possible light. Home staging helps improve the flow of your home, eliminate clutter, make your home appear bigger and brighter, and more appealing to potential buyers.

Professional stagers will often use art, paintings, lights, accessories, plants, and carpet, as well as rearranging or temporarily replacing furniture. Properly executed staging will lead the potential buyer’s eye to attractive features, whilst minimizing your home’s flaws.

Simply put, staging a house for sale can give you the edge in a competitive market.

Stage Your Home to Sell for More Money, in Less Time

According to a National Association of Realtors study, “for every $100 invested in staging, the potential return is $400.” That’s an average of 4x return on the initial cost, which means more money for you in the sale of your home.

Furthermore, according to the Real Estate Staging Association, homes that are staged before going on the market sell 73% faster, on average, in comparison to other non-staged homes.

Whilst no one can predict what your end result will be in the sale of your home, you can at least project a higher return in less time on the market, based on these statistics — which is well worth the investment.

Hiring a Professional Stager

One of the best ways to find well-qualified home stagers is to ask your listing agent for recommendations.

The next step to hiring a great home stager is to check out their website and social media presence, where you can see an example of the other homes they have staged, with before and after photos.

Make sure they have a good track record for staging homes within a similar price range and style to the home you are selling. Is their style a good fit for the home you want to sell and the area in which it is located? Do the stagers understand how to present a home so it looks good in photographs?

Once you’ve seen and are happy with the quality of their work, you should then arrange an initial meeting/interview and get at a few separate quotes to determine who to hire.

How Much Does Staging Cost?

There are two ways by which professional home stagers charge for their services — either on a consultant basis by the hour or for a flat rate. They will also charge for “materials” required during the home staging process, which may include temporary furniture and other home accessories.

As an example, a typical average staging cost can range anywhere from $500 – $5,000 — which should be considered an investment that sellers recoup when the house sells.

Ready to Sell Your Home?

At the end of the day, home staging is a great investment to make in the process of selling your home. If you’d like to find out more information and are ready to sell your home, please get in touch with Dave Futch on 808-280-9600 or via email at davefutch@hawaiilife.com.

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