A home with beautiful furniture will attract potential buyers, while mismatched furniture or empty rooms will turn them away. A well staged home creates a positive emotional connection, but potential buyers may have difficulty visualizing themselves or their furniture in an empty or messy home. This is because potential buyers can more easily visualize themselves living in a staged home. According to the National Association of Realtors 2017 Profile of Home Staging, 77% of sellers’ agents say “staging a home makes it easier for buyers to visualize the property as their future home” and 62% say “staging a home decreases the amount of time a home spends on the market”. Less time on the market is probably a powerful enough incentive to motivate you to stage your home, but staging can also lead to a higher selling price because:
- Staged Homes Are Easier to Market: Over 90% of homebuyers start their search online. Photographs of staged homes will not only attract buyers to the information section of your listing but also to your front door.
- Your Home Will Stand Out Among Neighborhood Competitors: Not all sellers stage their homes. By staging your home you will stand out against similar nearby homes on the market.
- You are Supplying a Move-In Ready Home: Many of today’s buyers want move-in ready homes, and are willing to pay more for them.
How to Stage Your Home
After cleaning, de-cluttering, and making minor repairs to your home, arrange your furniture and accessories in a way that shows off your home’s best features and appeals to the broadest range of buyers. This means neutralizing your home to portray the lifestyle that buyers want to have. Neutral doesn’t have to mean boring, but you will want to stay away from shocking decor and colors. Remember, your habits and preferences might not be the best for your space. For example, the focal point of your living room may have always been the television, but you will want to transfer that focus to your fireplace in order to appeal to the most buyers. Arrange your furniture in a way to create a balanced room with great traffic flow and be sure not to block pathways, windows, or other great features in the space.
Stage Your Home with Furniture from Americana Furniture Outlet
Although staging your home is optional, it really shouldn’t be. At Americana Furniture Outlet, we have everything you need to make every room in your home beautiful and appealing to potential buyers. Shop with us today for stunning furniture to transform your space into your buyers’ dream home!