What is staging?

When selling a home, it is important to highlight its good qualities to let potential buyers see the house in its best light and picture themselves living there. If there are personal items all over the house and clutter hung on every wall, it may be difficult for other people to see the space as “home.” There are several pros to staging, and here are just a few:

  1. It can raise the perceived value of the home by up to 1-6%. Studies by Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corp. showed that buyers were willing to pay more than 6% more for a home that was well staged versus a home that was not staged.
  2. The home will more than likely sell much faster if it is staged, also improving the purchase price. Surveys have proven that staged homes spend half of the time on the market that non-staged homes do. The National Association of Realtors notes that the longer a home stays on the market, the more likely the price will drop.
  3. Staging helps a seller get into selling mode, especially if they are still living in the home. Once they start to get organized and pack away personal items, the home starts to feel a little less like theirs. They can then get excited about making their new home theirs by moving these super personal items there!

Below are a few images of homes in Eureka staged by local staging company, S T A G E D.



*Photos courtesy of Felicia Costa of Coldwell Banker Cutten Realty.

Staging is one of the most strategic moved in selling homes today and an easy way to give the house you’re selling an edge above the rest. For more info on staging, here are some great links to learn more!