What Can Staging Do For Me?
I attended a workshop several years ago where the speaker asked all of us if we listened to WII-FM. We all looked around the room and shrugged our shoulders as that wasn’t a local radio station name. He joked that it stood for the acronym, “What’s In It For-Me?” Everyone, no matter the profession or the environment, is always asking that when considering to buy something new or get involved in an unfamiliar venture. From the investor looking to step into the real estate market, to the young couple about to find their first home, staging helps showcase a home’s possibilities to anyone wondering what the benefits of that space will be. In case you’re wondering “what has staging done for me lately?” we thought we’d share some stats that truly bring it home:
- It only takes potential buyers between 6 and 7 seconds to decide if they will make an offer upon entering the home. First impressions really do matter!
- On average, 94% of staged homes sell in 1 month or less and spend a total of 80% less time on the market than non-staged homes.
- Nationally, staged homes result in 6% higher selling prices than vacant properties.
But don’t take our word for it. On average, local clients report back to us that they receive at least 2 offers within the first 2 weeks after staging! Your feedback continues to be so critical to our work and to highlight how much staging matters. Please take a few minutes to let us know how we’re doing here.
So, the next time a colleague or client asks if it’s worth the effort to have their next property staged, feel free to remind them that the house is more likely to sell faster and for more money than if we didn’t use our magic touch. To all of you who continue to refer us and share the importance of our work, thank you so much!
Stay cool and until next time, Happy Staging.