Many people are under the misconception that staging is a pricey option for homeowners. Not true: Staging is about the creativity, not the money. What some people don't realize when they sell their house "as is" or don't stage is that it can actually cost them money.
Staging should be on the minds of more home sellers. In the real estate game, time is as important as money. Unstaged homes spent an average of 90 days on the market. Those staged by a professional spent an average of 11 days on the market, according to National statistics compiled by Stagedhomes.com.
Professional Staging costs can range anywhere from .5% to 1% of a home’s value. The return however can yield a homeowner anywhere from 5-12 times over the actual cost of staging.
Staging is designed to differentiate a house, to create emotion, which translates into more offers and more money. Sellers shouldn't look at staging by seeing how much it will cost but how much it could make.
What if you could turn $250 into $2000 just by having your home professionally cleaned? A recent homegain.com study shows that a little over $200 spent cleaning and de-cluttering your home before putting it on the market will net you almost 10 times that much money in increased value.
Cleaning and removing clutter is the foundation of successfully staging a house to sell. No matter how much pretty stuff you move into the home, it won’t look attractive unless it’s sitting on a clean stage. Plus, homebuyers want a house they can immediately move into, not one that requires a cleaning crew to get it into shape.
Professionally photographed homes tend to sell for more money and sell faster than homes listed with point-and-shoot cameras, according to a new study by the real estate brokerage Redfin.
The study found that homes priced between $200,000 and $1 million sold for an average of $3,400 to $11,200 more than their list prices when professionally photographed than homes with amateur photos. For homes priced between $400,000 and $499,999, the study found that homes professionally photographed sold for $11,200 more.
In an analysis of 22 markets, the Redfin study evaluated the sales success of homes shot professionally with a digital single-lens reflex camera versus homes shot with amateur, point-and-shoot cameras. The study evaluated homes priced between $200,000 and $1 million.
The study also found that homes that were professionally photographed also tended to sell faster. For instance, homes in the $400,000 range that were professionally photographed sold 21 days faster than those photographed with point-and-shoot cameras.
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