Any blog that concerns itself with real estate will from time to time cover the important subject of correctly staging, or presenting, a home for sale.
And although we've often talked about the merits of staging, we've not mentioned many statistics that show its value.
But a recent glance through the National Association of REALTORS® 2017 Profile of Home Staging reveals some interesting figures that help to show the impact of staging.
So today we thought we'd share some of the highlights with you:
Of all the buyers' agents surveyed:
- 49% reckoned that home staging had an effect on most buyers opinion of the property.
- 77% said staging made it easier for a buyer to visualize the property as a future home.
- 55% said the living room was the most important room to stage, followed by the master bedroom (51%) and the kitchen (41%).
- About a third commented that staging increased the value of offers between one and five percent in comparison with homes that aren't staged.
Of all the sellers' agents surveyed:
- 38% stage all homes prior to listing.
- 93% most commonly recommend that the home is decluttered.
- 89% believe the whole house needs to be cleaned.
- 81% feel that carpet cleaning is important.
- 80% said that pets should be removed during viewings.
The report itself goes into a lot more depth, and you can read it by clicking here.
These stats provide quite a convincing case in favor of staging. They also give good insight into what measures are most important and can bring about the best returns.
As you can read there are clearly some key advantages and, perhaps above any statistic, is the importance of knowing you've done all you can to maximize the value of your home at sale time, rather than forever reflecting on what might have been if a little more effort had been expended.
Why not benefit from our extensive experience in correctly presenting a home for sale by contacting us today for an informal discussion of what steps might be best to take in your own situation.