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Why Home Staging?

20 January 2023
Why Home Staging?

Selling your home is a huge deal and can sometimes be stressful. Between deciding when to list your home for sale, for how much, and what home renovations you should do beforehand, there is a lot of planning involved. One important aspect that many sellers overlook is staging…

No matter if you live in a large home or an apartment, staging your home will make your property stand out among the other homes  for sale in your area, and increase interest from more potential buyers. 

Canterbury Show Space

Do I need Home Staging?

The short answer is YES!!!

Staging is visual merchandising for your home so that you can sell it quickly and for more money. Another way to look at it is, if you were heading to a job interview or a first date, you’d still make sure you dress to impress, wouldn’t you? The same logic can apply when selling your home.

Family Live-in Kitchen Space, Staged to Sell in Sheffield.

A staged home results in better photos

Listing photos are what makes your home shine online, and the more appealing they are, the more views your listing will receive. A new listing gets three times more views in its first week on the market than at any time after that and many buyers say photos are the most important factor in picking the homes they view.

Engaging listing photos make potential homebuyers want to view your home rather than skipping past your listing. This is why we recommend you stage your home before you list, rather than investing in staging later if your home doesn’t see enough traffic or sell quickly.

Local Builder Cadeby Homes asked us to.  install a partial stage in one of their properties at a new development in Ratby for an open weekend.

Home staging can increase your sale price

Having your listing staged will make your home more appealing and could influence a buyer’s offer.

Open plan living space

Staging allows buyers to picture themselves in the home

Having your home fully staged allows buyers to understand how they would live in your home and allows them to picture their family in each space. The average person shopping for a home isn’t a professional designer and probably won’t naturally envision how an empty space could function, so having it staged could help paint the picture of what living in the home could look like.

The large 4 bedroom in Derbyshire house was empty and some of the restricted height bedrooms seemed very small so they really saw the investment staging could bring when presenting the property for sa

Home staging communicates proper use of a space

When walking into an empty home it’s often hard to imagine how you would design or decorate the space. Empty rooms often appear smaller when they’re not staged, and this can deter buyers from making an offer. Staging your home will allow buyers to envision how each space should function and give buyers inspiration for how their belongings could fit into each room. Staging can also help buyers overcome challenges, such as how creating “zones” within a small space can make a room more functional than it may appear when vacant.

Local Builder Cadeby Homes asked us to.  install a partial stage in one of their properties at a new development in Ratby for an open weekend.

Home staging makes the property more move-in ready

Many modern buyers have to spend their maximum budget leaving very little to no budget for home improvements or renovations. So, if the walls are painted different colours or a bathroom isn’t finished, buyers see an immediate to-do list and it can feel daunting. Staging helps the home feel as new as possible so there are fewer objections.

By thinking about how a property looks before it goes to market and by following a few of our stellar tips, you can create a move-in-ready experience that could inspire more buyers to make an offer.

Entrance Hall - 2 bedroom bungalow, Coventry - Staged to Sell

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