Selling your home for the maximum possible price is always the result you hope for, and this is precisely what we specialize in helping you with here at Delaware Home Staging and Consulting. We’re your local experts on all aspects of real estate staging for maximum sale price. Please give us a call so we can get started helping you to sell your house for every dollar it’s rightfully worth. Whether you’re the seller/homeowner, a realtor trying to get the best offer for your client, or even a landlord seeking new tenants – we can help you make it happen!
Results show, time and time again, that proper home staging can not only get your property sold faster, but also at top-dollar value.
The statistics don’t lie, and once you’re aware of them you’d probably never even think of listing your home on the market before making sure it’s been well staged. Why risk leaving money on the table?
Here’s a sampling of some of the important statistics:
According to the National Association of Realtors recent report on the effects of home staging:
You won’t generally need to carefully stage every single room of the house, but some are certainly more crucial to than others.
The NRA reports that the rooms rated most important to be staged properly are:
Don’t forget the outside areas too. Depending on the prominence of your home’s back yard and/or porch, etc., you’ll probably want to consider having those areas staged as well. 21% of sellers’ agents consider this to be very important. During our staging consultations, we can include some useful tips for outdoor patio staging and transforming your front porch, etc. This is a seasonal matter here in Delaware, but still important to consider.
Staging also has a positive effect on the length of time your home is on the market before being sold, as well as the eventual selling price.
According to a recent report by the Real Estate Staging Association, staged homes sell a whopping 73% faster, on average, than comparable non-staged homes.
All of these benefits combined with practically no reported negative effects make an investment in home staging an easy decision.
It’s another example of the old sales adage: “Sell the sizzle, not the steak!”. Quality real estate staging allows your prospective buyers to picture not just owning your house, but also the new lifestyle they could be enjoying by living in it.
Perhaps the most basic form of pre-listing staging is simply following the de-cluttering and organizing tips that are now recommended by 95% of agents to their sellers.
Other home improvements that are commonly recommended by agents:
As you’re probably beginning to realize, this whole preparation process can seem a little daunting. This is why you’re much better off to leave all these details to a professional and experienced home staging company such as ours. This will free you from the stress of having to try to do all this yourself, and concentrate on what’s most important - finding prospective buyers. We can handle as little or as much of all aspects of the staging for sale process as you need for your particular situation, and we’re ready to help when you’re ready to get started.
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So exactly what is home staging, and why is it so important?
This is essentially prepping your home for sale in such a way that makes your home appear bigger and brighter, and encourages prospective buyers (or renters) to be able to picture the home as being their very own. To achieve this, the goal is to remove existing personalized decorations that can prevent people from seeing the house as their own that they could be happily living in. It also aims to accentuate the positive aspects of the property and divert attention from any shortcomings.
Here’s the secret:
There are psychological aspects involved in real estate that most people aren’t even aware of but are proven to be true and important to address. People can quickly get either a positive or negative impression of a house the moment they walk in. Within 10 or 15 minutes, they've typically already decided if it's a yes or a no...so that first impression has to be a home run. The prospective buyers nay not even realize it, but the way a home is arranged and presented to them is what produces that lasting first impression. And as the saying goes, you never get a second chance at that.
There are several common situations that reliable home staging companies in Delaware such as ours should be able to handle for you. This can hopefully allow you to avoid making some of the most common mistakes when preparing for an open house. We can optimize your property to project the most desirable impression to potential buyers, whether the house you’re selling is vacant or occupied, empty or furnished, historic or new construction.
Every property is unique but rest assured that we can make your house stand out from the crowd for an edge in this competitive Delaware real estate market, based on what you need, within a time frame that works for you, and within your budget.
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