Why Staged Homes Sell Faster
Stores create attractive displays that make you want to purchase expensive items. Visit Ikea in Tampa and you’ll see plenty of “staged” rooms that appeal to a buyer’s longing for organization and style. Unfortunately, real life isn’t so neat and tidy. Stores don’t have pets and kids running around, meals to cook and laundry to wash. But you do. You likely also have collections, pictures, and displays with emotional value that aren’t as attractive to others as they are to you.
A staged home is one that has been cleared of clutter, deep cleaned, decorated, and arranged to create the highest appeal to a potential buyer. Staging your home gives it the “wow” factor, making it stand out online and in person. Buyers will like what they see and be willing to move quickly and spend more.
The cleared kitchen countertops and sparse, tasteful décor of a staged home make it seem bigger and more user-friendly. In contrast, clutter makes a potential buyer think there’s not enough space in the house. Minimal furniture and few personal items, along with neutral paint colors, help a buyer envision the space as their own instead of the seller’s.
An immaculate, staged home with only the nicest items on display not only makes your home more inviting, it also adds perceived value.
If you’re selling an empty home, staging helps the potential buyer see how to best use the space. This is why model homes have furniture. With the help of a professional, staging an empty home will help highlight its unique features and minimize less desirable areas. A home can even be staged to appeal to the most likely type of buyer—a young family, retiree, or millennial who loves to entertain. Ask Leslie Wells Realty to help you better understand the market.
Whether you hire a professional to stage your home or research methods to DIY, it’s worth the time and money to make your listed home as enticing as possible. A buyer who sees your magazine-worthy home will want to snatch it up and make it their own.