A home is most often your biggest investment, and one you want to see a return on. When it comes to selling it, some people think they can’t afford to stage their home. The truth is, home staging doesn’t have to cost a lot. A home stager first tries to work with what you have available in your home. Sometimes just removing clutter or excess furniture, and enhancing the flow of each room can make a huge impact. Even just a consultation from a home stager can be very informative since it’s important to be able to see your home through someone else’s eyes.
The average price reduction is 10-20% of the listing price. So, that means for example a home listed at $250,000 would see a price reduction of $25,000-$50,000. OUCH…you’d have to agree with me that $150 – $2,500 to stage your home makes a lot more sense.
Furthermore, some studies suggest that staged homes sell for 3-10% above asking price on average.
Hmmm…so instead of can you afford to stage your home, isn’t the real question can you afford NOT to stage your home?