Staging is all the rage these days. Having a professional touch added to your home as you prep it to sell or rent seems like a no brainer, but how do the numbers really stack up? After all, in Canada, staging can run anywhere from a couple hundred dollars for a consult to an actual percentage of your home’s selling price.
Make Buyers Want to Buy
According to statistics, 81 per cent of buyers say that a professionally-staged home helps them visualize the space as one they could call their own, thus increasing their chance of making an offer. Additionally, staged homes reportedly stay on the market for 73 per cent less time than an unstaged home.
Sell for More Than Asking
While not everyone loves the idea of shelling out extra money for a professional stager, studies show that a staged home can sell for more than asking. Selling for more than 6 per cent of the asking price, for example, could mean an extra $50,000 or more in your pocket depending on which Canadian city you’re selling in!
The bottom line? When you’re selling something as large and important as your home, wouldn’t you want to do everything possible to get it sold as quickly as possible and for as much as possible? That’s where staging comes in. And, with very real numbers to back it up, it’s definitely something worth considering.