You want to sell your house and you know it’s not entirely up to date, but you’re not sure if it’s really worth investing in home staging? You wonder if you will get any return on your investments? Well, I’ll tell you the truth, home staging doesn’t work in every case. If the house is badly located, it will not help to sell it sooner, it’ll always be the last choice. If the house is too expensive compared to its peers, home staging won’t help either! Home staging works for homes that are well listed with a real estate broker, but in which buyers are unable to imagine themselves living because it’s poorly appointed, feels too small, too dark, not up to date, has an old-fashioned feel, is cluttered and has lots of signs of wear and tear! At that point, hurry up and hire a home staging pro to better position your home on the market!
Does home staging increase a propriety value?
Well, the answer is no! Since home staging is inexpensive, it doesn’t increase the market value of the house.
On the other hand, it will set it apart from the competition and help it sell more quickly. It prevents buyers from negotiating your property on the decline for style or appearance reasons.
I’m often asked if it’s better to furnish an empty room in a house when you want to sell! The answer is yes, it’s better to present furnished rooms, since buyers will be able to imagine themselves living in the space. Plus, empty rooms look smaller!
How much should I invest in home staging?
There is an amount to respect when investing in home staging for a house selling.
The sum must not represent more than 1,5% of the posted selling price.
For example, if you have a $250,000 home, the maximum amount to invest is $3,750.
This ratio exists to prevent investing to much money in home staging, because we must not forget that it isn’t an investment that increases the selling price.
If you’re thinking of selling your home in the near future, here’s something to do before you call in the photographer;
It’s time to depersonalize the house! The reason is simple; buyers need to imagine themselves living in this home and creating their own memories, and if they see your wedding photos and pictures of your children everywhere it doesn’t help them see themselves living in your home.