The coronavirus has turned the housing market upside down and, in particular, turned it into a seller’s market. However, this won’t last forever and eventually the playing field will level out for everyone. This is where home staging can come in handy for sellers.
Home staging is an approach where sellers and real estate agents declutter and depersonalize a home to make it more appealing to buyers. Sometimes this involves removing or hiding personal items like family photos and clothes. It can also mean rearranging or replacing the homeowner’s furniture with pieces in more neutral colors or making a room more spacious or welcoming. This allows buyers to imagine themselves living in a home and making it their own.
While sellers and real estate agents can hire staging services, if you’re on a tight budget, you can stage your home yourself and save some money. This can involve simple approaches such as putting away quirky, religious and political decor, aiming your mirrors at natural light to make rooms appear larger, and painting your home in more neutral colors.
These simple tips and tricks can not only help you sell your home faster, but they can even boost the dollar value of your home.
To help you learn more about the benefits of staging, real estate platform ZeroDown used data from the National Association of Realtors’ Home Staging Profile 2021 to compile statistics on home staging. Here’s what real estate agents have to say about it.