Is my house house worth being “professionally
Even spending a mere $100 for an initial report should net
you thousands in return and speed of sale based upon statistical
data. In the previous statistics, unless the house is under 50K
this argument is invalid.
The housing market isn't too bad and my house will sell eventually…
You’re right. Every house will sell…it’s a matter
of when and for how much. Even if your house sells quickly in a
good market, it doesn’t mean it sold for the amount it would
have sold for had it been professionally staged. Professionally
staged homes sell on a conservative average for 6%+ more. If your
home sold for 400K unstaged it probably would have sold for 425K
Why does Home Staging boost the selling price of my home?
People shop with logic but they buy with emotion.
If your home is prepared and your buyer can immediately imagine living there, they are more likely to make an offer.
In a slow real estate market this
is critical because you need to do something to motivate a buyer to make
an offer. If the buyer is afraid someone else might buy their "dream
home" they will take action. Otherwise, they'll feel no pressure to buy
because there are lots of properties on the market and prices are
In a hot real estate market, home
staging helps because if enough buyers are bidding on your home, the
selling price goes up way past your asking price.
Most buyers can't look past unattractive or disorganized rooms or figure out how their furniture might look in an empty room.
Home staging creates the "dream home"
environment for buyers so they don't have to use their own imagination
and can immediately fall in love and say "this is home!"