While there all all sorts of facts and figures out there on the pros and cons of staging your home, one of the most convincing facts is that over 90% of buyers first look at homes for sale on the internet, where staging really makes a difference. Furthermore, buyers form an opinion about a home within the first 7-10 seconds of looking at a home online. That means they never step foot in your house and they have already made a decision. That is why it is critical that your home makes a strong first impression online. Staging your home with beautiful furnishings will help you do that.
It is estimated that only 10% of home buyers can visualize the potential of a home, which means 90% are not able to look past dirt, clutter, old furniture, pets and other imperfections. It is strongly suggested you remove all furnishings, memorabilia and evidence of pets, and then clean and repair what is obvious and even not obvious, because you will pay in the end. A Coldwell Banker survey of 2,800 properties revealed staged homes sell in half the time of non-staged homes. No doubt the internet has helped give mass-market appeal to the concept of home staging, as well as television programs like HGTV. It has also changed the way we buy and sell homes. Staging is a good investment and essential to selling success.
Whether you are staging a vacant home, a new construction home or an apartment, you may not have enough furniture or any at all to stage the house properly. Just budget for it in your staging costs and you will definitely find it will be worth it. People’s Furniture can help you furnish the entire house to make it looked lived in, or a few select rooms can be furnished. You want to give potential buyers a general idea of how to use each room. It will also give them a feel for the size of the rooms. Vacant home usually appear smaller.
People’s Furniture, a rental company that caters to the home staging industry, rents much more than just sofas and tables. We offer all sorts of furniture from bedroom sets to accessories, wall art, faux plants, and more – just what you need to make it look like anyone’s dream home. Visit our Home Staging page for more and to view examples.