A Staged Home Will Sell for More

A Staged Home Will Sell for More

Hi, I am Christina Swain with The Swain Team and the research is in! The “2021 Profile of Home Staging” by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) (https://bit.ly/2Q6qlRf) has been released.

One interesting fact worth sharing is: buyers have been influenced by how homes on TV shows look. A median of 10 percent of respondents say that buyers thought that homes should look how they’re staged on those shows. This makes perfect sense. There is a much higher demand by buyers for homes that are staged. Yes, even in a market like we are in with tight inventory; it is a fact that a staged home will receive more offers on it than an un-staged home.

Thus, staging can help to raise the selling price, and 23 percent of sellers’ agents reported an increase of 1 to 5 percent of the dollar value offered by buyers compared to similar homes.

One option is to stage just a few rooms. According to the NAR study, the four most important rooms to stage were the living room (46%), the master bedroom (43%), the kitchen (35%), and the dining room (27%).

The study also delves into the importance of video, photos, virtual tours, and the impact of viewing staged homes on buyers.

If you are preparing your home for the market and want to know what repairs and improvements will give you the best return on investment for your home. reach out to me. I offer a free 30 min consultation where I visit your home and give you tips and tricks on what to do to get your home ready for the market. Reach out to me at 215-757-7257 or Info@SwainSells.com

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