Call Us Today: 704-660-0292

Add "CT Compare" Widget via Appearance > Widgets > Compare.

The Importance of Staging Your Home for Sale

Listing your home for sale is a big decision and often a difficult one to make. If you have decided to put your home on the marketplace, it means that you are ready to part with the space and move your life, your belongings, and perhaps your family to another location. Before you hammer a “For Sale” sign in your front yard, we recommend speaking with your real estate agent about the importance of staging your home for sale. You will find the benefits of home staging far outweigh its any cost or inconvenience staging brings.

Why You Should Seriously Consider Staging Your Home

Regardless of whether you are in a seller’s or a buyer’s market, staging your home will ensure a much smoother sales process, getting you on with your next big adventure that much sooner. Professionally staging your home for sale leads to the following benefits:

  • Your home will be remarkable. If you are selling in a competitive market with neighbors selling and new construction on the market, as well, then your house will need to stand out – unless you want to be the last one to close. Staging will ensure that you home compared to a similar home will be the more desirable of the two. If a prospective buyer looks at your beautifully staged home and another which is crammed with clutter and decorations which are not to their taste, which do you suppose will be more attractive?
  • Your home will be move-in ready. Buyers look for homes which require minimal work. They want to close and move in right away.
  • You will be better able to market your home to prospective buyers. A staged home will photograph well, which will allow you to post these photos online to attract more people to view your home.
  • You will be able to increase the listed price of your home and enjoy receiving higher offers. Statistically, staged homes sell for higher prices and receive higher offers than those which have not been staged.

The median cost of staging a home is only $675.00. If you increase your home’s sales price only minimally, the home staging will pay for itself.

Remember a Stage Home Is Not Personal

When you bring in an expert to transform your well-loved and lived in home into a stage home, remember the changes he or she makes are not personal. The goal of staging is to create a neutrally decorated, yet appealing environment which showcases the house’s best features. For example, this does not mean that your choice of artwork is undesirable; the pictures just might hinder the appearance of a great wall where a prospective buyer might want to display his or her own cherished decor.

If a homeowners must live in a house while it is on the market, then they will need to prepared for some inconvenience and to have their surroundings turned upside down. Due to resources or space, it might not be possible to stage an entire home – especially when owners are still living in it. To best stage a home in this case, we recommend prioritizing the rooms in the following order: living room, kitchen, master bedroom, dining room, and the bathroom.

Although it might pose a temporary inconvenience, the positive aspect of living in a staged home while it is on the market is that the process will likely require much less time than if the owners were waiting for their un-staged home to sell – not to mention the increased sale value.

Share This
About The Author
Kim McBee

Kim McBee epitomizes integrity, energy, hard work and a creative service in every detail of your real estate transaction that makes buying or selling your home an incredible, memorable experience. She uses her 13 years of experience to help you achieve your goals with the least amount of stress possible. Whether a first time buyer or an experienced seller, Kim will bring her spirited energy and real estate knowledge to your next adventure. Kim is a licensed Real Estate Broker in both North and South Carolina and is an active member of the Charlotte Regional Realtors Association as well as the National and Local Home Builders Associations. Kim started her career in real estate in 2002 with Crescent Resources, a large residential, commercial and multi-family developer based in Charlotte, NC. She and partner Gus Testa had the opportunity to work in most of their residential communities in the Charlotte region during their ten (10) year tenure. In 2012, Kim and Gus, along with a local area developer, formed On Point Carolinas Realty, LLC. On Point Carolinas Realty, LLC is a full service real estate company, working with buyers and sellers in both new home construction and re-sale homes. From 2002 – 2012, Kim and Gus sold between $15 - $50 million in volume in the Lake Norman, Charlotte and northern most portions of South Carolina. Now with On Point Carolinas Realty, LLC, they continue to work every aspect of the real estate industry representing sellers, buyers, investors and banks in the residential market. Before entering the real estate industry, Kim took a five year leave of absence from work as a scheduling analyst/cost engineer in the nuclear power industry for Stone & Webster >Engineering and Bechtel Power Corporation to stay home and raise her son.

Leave a Reply