When it comes time to sell your beloved home, you will want it to look its absolute best. A pristinely clean, uncluttered, well-decorated home can impress potential buyers enough so that they see the value in the space and put in an offer! This is where home staging can play a critical role in your home selling process.
What is Home Staging?
According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), “Home staging is a method of decorating meant to highlight your home’s most impressive assets and help buyers imagine themselves moving in and living there. Do it right, and you should have no problem selling your home quickly.”
Home staging generally entails an extremely thorough cleaning of a home from top to bottom. Then, depending upon your home layout, it may include a rearranging of furnishings to make the best use of space and to make rooms appear larger.
Staging a home often includes decluttering all personal items such as pictures and knick-knacks around the home. Home staging experts suggest reducing personal items to ⅓ of what you had in each room before you decided to list the home in order to eliminate clutter. This may mean packing and storing items before the house even goes on the market.
Most home staging techniques utilize the homeowners existing furnishings and decor to create a homey feel, one that will appeal to potential buyers. However, some experts do bring in home staging furnishings if the owners items are already moved out or in storage. In this case, you will want to carefully store your items temporarily while your home has showings and open houses.
How Home Staging Benefits Homeowners
There is no question that staging a home to look its best is beneficial for sellers. According to the National Association of Realtors, 31% of buyers increased their offer on a home by 1-5% because the home was staged. In addition, 77% of buyers felt more able to see themselves moving into a staged home, and 40% were more willing to get in the car and visit a staged online find.
Statistics show that when home buyers can picture themselves in a home, they instantly become more interested in the property. Home staging can create that illusion that buyers from all age brackets and opinions on decor can see themselves in.
How Mastodon Moving Can Help With Staging
While we are not professional staging experts, we can help by providing the services that come hand-in-hand with home staging. As mentioned above, many staging professionals need furniture, personal items and lots of clutter removed from the house before showings begin.
Our close-knit crew here at Mastodon can help with packing, decluttering, moving, and providing the temporary storage for your items if you should choose to bring in furnishings from a professional stager. This is especially handy if you are looking to create space and move many of your items out before you put your home on the market or prepare for your listing photos.
Home staging is an art designed to show off your home in its best light. Let our moving, packing and storage services help you make the best first impression as you stage your home for sale.