Is a question I get asked quite often by homeowners who are considering placing their home on the market and my answer is yes, even in this strong seller’s market buyer’s are looking for the homes that show the best, have been well taken care of and will notice the time, effort and care you have given your home and yard.
Every showing you have is with Buyers who most likely have chosen your home as it already has met their basic requirements! How will your home now “show” compared to all the other similar homes on the market? Will it be able to make a lasting first impression as is? You only have a few seconds to create an impact, which is exactly why staging can be so beneficial.
It often is difficult for homeowners to let go and feel at ease with removing items which hold great personal value or memories for them but what we really should be considering is how will future buyers see your home? What are the memories that they will be taking away with them after their showing? That this home is a perfect fit or that it was a home they could never see themselves in?
Staging a home does not have to be intimidating but it may require a bit of effort and hard work. Staging your home also does not need to cost a lot of money. It is your decision as to how much effort and money you are willing to expend.
If you are considering selling your home, are looking to get the best possible price in our current market and want your home to make that lasting first impression, staging your home is something that should strongly be considered so your home can hit the market at it’s very best!