Why do some Realtors suggest NOT to stage a property?
After years and years of staging properties it still amazes me how some realtors still discourage sellers from staging.
Is it because they didn't suggest staging right away and the house has sat unsold for so long they don't want to admit they could have done more?
Or is it because they think that it honestly doesn't work?
If so I ask why have home builders been "staging" their properties forever. Why do the statistics tell us that staged properties sell faster for more money than non staged properties?
Bottom line - It works.
It's been proven over and over again that staging done right helps sell a property faster for more money!
Presentation is everything and it's proven in pretty much every aspect of our lives. From the grocery store where plan-o-grams are used to make sure all of the products are placed exactly right and presented to the buyer in an attractive and pleasing way.
We pay more as consumers for brand name products that are packaged nicely.
We go to "nice" restaurants and pay more for pretty dishes and elegant decor.
And the list goes on....
The more consumers are educated on the staging process the more I think sellers and buyers will appreciate a finely packaged home.
I know from experience in my own home shopping I do.
I have included a house we completed about 2 weeks ago to show some examples of our staging.
The house depicted in the pictures was an interesting property in so far as it was a challenge for furniture placement.
The angles and layout of the room was different and I think it turned out quite well.
House sold in 1 week for 99.9% of the asking price - No conditions.
Another great statistic on why to stage your house!!!