According to the NAR report, 52% of buyers’ realtors believe that buyers offer more for staged homes and RESA calculates homes in California are sold 5 times faster.
The cost of staging by a professional – someone who has a great track record in the biz, one with sound design sense and who comes well-recommended – can mean money in the bank for you. If staging helps you sell your home sooner (keeps it from being out there so long that people start wondering what’s wrong with it); if it saves you a month or more of carrying expenses; if it creates the kind of buzz that brings in offers above ask – your money is well spent.
If your property is for sale, a short sale, a flip, or currently vacant, professional staging has been proven at all levels and price points of the real estate market to sell homes faster and for the best possible price. You need to get potential buyers in the door and professionally staging your home will accomplish that for you. That is, after all, your top objective in selling your property – selling it fast!