Staging Your Home to Sell: The Ultimate Guide

Are you thinking about selling your home? If so, you've probably heard about the importance of staging. Staging is the process of preparing your home for sale by decluttering, cleaning, making minor repairs, and updating your furniture in your home. It can make a big difference in how quickly and for how much your home sells.

Benefits of Staging

There are many benefits to staging your home before selling it. Here are a few:

  • Your home will sell faster. Studies have shown that staged homes sell up to 27% faster than unstaged homes.
  • Your home will sell for more money. Staged homes typically sell for 10-15% more than unstaged homes.
  • Your home will appeal to a wider range of buyers. A staged home will look more inviting and appealing to potential buyers, regardless of their budget or style preferences.

How to Stage Your Home

If you're thinking about staging your home, there are a few things you can do to get started:
  • Declutter your home. This means getting rid of any unnecessary furniture, belongings, or clutter.
  • Clean your home from top to bottom. This includes dusting, vacuuming, mopping, and cleaning the windows.
  • Make minor repairs. This could include fixing any broken appliances, painting, or repairing any damage to the walls or floors.
  • Stage your home with furniture. Hire a company to furnish your home.
  • Virtually stage your home. If the cost of physically staging your homes seems too high virtually staging your home is another great option!

Why Staging is So Important

Furniture staging is important because it helps potential buyers envision themselves living in your home. When buyers walk into a staged home, they should be able to picture themselves relaxing in the living room, cooking in the kitchen, or sleeping in the bedroom. Furniture staging can help create a sense of space, flow, and comfort in your home. It can also help to highlight the best features of your home and make it more appealing to potential buyers.
Here are some of the benefits of furniture staging:
  • Increases the perceived value of your home. Studies have shown that staged homes sell for an average of 17% more than unstaged homes.
  • Attracts more buyers. A staged home is more likely to attract more buyers and get multiple offers.
  • Shortens the sales process. Staged homes sell faster than unstaged homes. The average time it takes to sell a staged home is 63 days, compared to 90 days for an unstaged home.
If you're serious about selling your home, furniture staging is a worthwhile investment. It can help you sell your home faster, for more money, and to a wider range of buyers.
Here are a few tips for furniture staging:
  • Remove any unnecessary furniture. This will create more space and make your home look larger.
  • Arrange the furniture in a way that creates flow and creates conversation areas. Buyers should be able to easily move around your home and feel comfortable talking to each other.
  • Use furniture that is in good condition and is in style. Buyers should be able to picture themselves living in your home.
  • Add personal touches. This could include adding flowers, candles, or artwork. Personal touches will make your home feel more inviting and appealing to potential buyers.
If you don't have the time or the expertise to stage your home yourself, you can hire a professional staging company. Staging companies have the experience and the expertise to make your home look its best and sell it faster. We work the best stagers and can help you find the perfect person to sage your home!
Here is an example of what a before and after staging has looked like of our clients:
  • Physical Staging: Physical staging is the process of actually placing furniture, décor, and other elements in a home to make it look its best for potential buyers. This can be more expensive than virtual staging, but it can also be more effective in creating a realistic and inviting space for buyers to imagine themselves living in.



  • Virtual Staging: Virtual staging is a process of digitally adding furniture, décor, and other elements to a photograph of an empty or partially furnished home. This is done using computer software and can be a cost-effective way to stage your home without having to move furniture or hire a professional stager.



Ultimately, the best type of staging for your home will depend on your budget, timeline, and needs. If you are looking for a cost-effective and quick way to stage your home, virtual staging may be a good option for you. If you are looking for a more realistic and immersive experience for potential buyers, physical staging may be a better option.

No matter which type of staging you choose, it is important to declutter your home and make it look its best. This will help potential buyers see the potential of your home and make an offer.

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If you're ready to sell your home and want to learn more about how staging can help, contact us today. We'll be happy to schedule a consultation and discuss your specific needs.

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