The Secret to Selling Houses: Stage for Sale

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The Secret to Selling Houses: Stage for Sale

If you need a home to sell quickly or sell for a higher value (or both) you need to stage it! Learn why the secret to selling is to stage for sale!

Do you have a property that has been sitting on the market for longer than you'd like?

If you've tried everything and still can't secure that sale, it could be the interior of your property that is holding you back.

Read on to discover how to stage for sale and how it could be the secret to selling a home fast. 

 

What is staging for sale?

When you stage a house for sale, you remove the clutter daily life and create an environment which helps the viewer imagine living there themselves.

Often, properties are held back by personal and family clutter. Dirty dishes, scattered laundry and piles of mail or magazines can leave a home looking unkempt.

If there are a lot of family portraits and memorabilia out on display, this can also serve to deter potential buyers--the property looks too much like someone else's home and not enough like one they can imagine living in. 

Similarly, properties that are too bare can have the opposite effect. They don't feel homely enough and people find it hard to image the space feeling welcoming.

Staging for sale is striking that fine balance between a lived in, homely appearance and one which shows off the personalized potential of a space. It accentuates the features of a house.

How does staging for sale benefit?

Potential buyers love to get the measure of a home before they commit to buying. 

Just like pre-construction marketing helps buyers imagine a home before it's built and virtual tours help them see a home in detail long-distance, staging for sale is an aid to put buyers into the mentality of what that property is like to live in. 

81% of buyers say they find it easier to visualize a property as a home after it has been staged for sale. Similarly, 32% of sellers said that the value of their homes increased when they used staging to help sell it.

Non-staged homes sit on the market for an average of 90 days, where 92% of staged homes only remain on the market for 11 days or less.

With benefits like these, every seller should make the effort to stage for sale. Read on to find out how it can be done.

 

How do I stage for sale?

It's easy to stage for sale when you know how. A few simple tweaks here and there can make all the difference to the look and feel of a home.

Although you can hire a company to do the hard work for you, staging a home can be relatively simple and cost effective. 

Do the chores

Hectic lifestyles and the stressful process of selling a home can leave the property looking a little unkempt. If you know you have viewings, be sure to tidy up, making sure surfaces and floors are clear of clutter and that the dusting and vacuuming have been done.

If you don't have time to do this yourself, you can hire in a cleaner for an affordable price and get a good, thorough clean without being inconvenienced. 

 

Pack away the family decorations

Replace family portraits and drawings with neutral artwork that reflects the contemporary buyer. These are the things that tend to make viewers feel uncomfortable or as though they've stumbled into a stranger's home rather than a potential home for themselves. 

 

Furnishings 

You may want to swap some furniture for pieces that reflect the tastes of your respective buyers to help them buy into the experience even further.

Soft furnishings and stylish accessories help to embellish the home and make it look more aspirational.

 

Stage for sale today and see the difference it can make to the speed and value of a property sale. 

It's easy to stage for sale when you know how. A few simple tweaks here and there can make all the difference to the look and feel of a home.

Although you can hire a company to do the hard work for you, staging a home can be relatively simple and cost effective. 

How Designblendz handles real estate staging 

Designblendz now offers Virtual Staging that can tackle all of your future and current real estate projects. With Virtual Staging, our clients can upload their images of any room in their home, and our skilled visualization team, using 3D virtual staging software, will accurately stage the scene to bring your empty photos come to life. Have your staged image back in 48 hours, ready for marketing to increase the value of your real estate project without breaking your budget. 100% money back guarantee! Learn more or contact us here.

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Revolutionize your real estate process with the power of Designblendz. Designblendz specializes in architectural design + technologies. We tell stories through for our clients through 3D experiences, powered through 3D visualization and virtually rendered environments through every phase of the design process. These stories are then built into beautiful buildings around the world.