If you are trying to sell your home quickly and for the highest value, the question is not whether you should stage your home. Staged homes have been proven to sell faster than unstaged homes—often above asking price. Staging helps your home will appeal to the most buyers possible. It gives prospective buyers a chance to envision the house as their own.
The real question you need to ask is which type of staging is right for you? There are a few different options for you to choose from, depending on your budget and specific situation. In this post, we’ll walk you through each option so you can determine which one is best for you.
Traditional Home Staging
Traditional home staging provides the most value. It presents your home in the best light. It includes placing everything from furniture to home décor pieces inside your home in a way that makes the best and most efficient use of the space. It can include furniture removal, rearranging, color consultations, and painting your home in neutral tones.
Traditional home staging can even extend to your outdoor spaces. A professional home staging company can help you improve your home’s curb appeal to attract more showings. Home staging companies can also stage patios, lanais, and gardens to accentuate the best features of your home.
In today’s market, more people are expecting fully-staged homes thanks to the rise of home makeover and design shows on media platforms like HGTV. Staging can make your home look bigger, brighter, and less cluttered. Properly staging your home can help you avoid feeling like you need to make major renovations. Instead, it will complement your home as it is now.
Soft staging is another type of staging that can help you sell your home faster. It is similar to traditional home staging but does not include furniture. Soft staging is a great option for homes that already have furnishings that would appeal to most buyers. This type of staging focuses on making the home feel a bit warmer and more inviting through the addition of artwork and accessories. This can include adding a vase of flowers or some throw pillows for a splash of color in your living room. It’s amazing how much simple details can transform a space. Adding details like kitchen towels, utensils, or an open cookbook can make the place feel more like home in the eyes of potential buyers.
Although not as impactful as a full stage, soft staging will still help your home stand out from the competition. It’s a more affordable option if you don’t have the budget for a full stage. A home with some small touches of decor is more appealing than one without them.
The most affordable type of staging your home is virtual staging. Virtual staging is the most convenient option because there are no geographical limits. You can send professional photos of your home from anywhere to have it virtually staged. Most virtual staging albums can be completed within just one week of receiving the photos.
At the very least, you’ll want staged photos of your home online. Many home buyers view homes online first, and you’re more likely to get a showing if you have them. NAR reports that “44% of buyers start their home search online and 98% of buyers frequently use the web to search for homes.”
Stage Your Home with MHM Professional Staging
At the end of the day, any type of staging is better than no staging at all! Any investment in staging will generate a return when selling your home. The goal of all three types of staging is to make your home more appealing to buyers. According to statistics gathered by top real estate agents, staging increases the value of a home anywhere between 1 and 10%.
MHM Professional Staging has over a decade of experience in staging homes. We’ve staged everything from small apartments to the largest home in America for Bravo TV. You can trust us to help you sell your home faster and for more money. Request a home staging consultation today.