Should You Stag Your Home?
Some have asked recently if it's worth it to have your home staged? This is a complicated question to answer and is based on a few factors. Deciding to sell your home is the first step in the whole process, then comes the question of whether or not to stag it. Does it need to be? Your REALTOR should be able to help you answer this question, since it's a very individual thing.
So we need to know if you’re home needs some improvements to help potential buyers image themselves living in your home. That;s the goal after all! But what is home staging anyway? It’s the process in which we present your home as I mentioned above, to prospective buyers. REMAX Canada recommends three steps that include depersonalizing, decluttering and redecorating.
Depersonalize The Room
Let's get less personal! Starting with organizing and putting things away, less is more people! You can pack your personal items from around your home. Items such as pictures, awards, etc... should be cleared away and cleaned up. Most likely you’ll have a professional stagger some and help you determine what to pack. This also means when you do move there's less to pack, it's a win win!
Declutter Your Home
There can be a lot of stuff collected over a few decades of living in the same home, you might not even notice that things are a bit cluttered. Since we want to attracted potential buyers, we need to stick to the less is more motto. Let's pack some items that we maybe don’t need for now and make room. The idea is to have a clean and organized space, you might even want to paint a room or two, that’s where redecorating comes in.
Time To Redecorate
The time had come, time to redecorate and make your home shine. Literally we want to make it shine and look like the perfect home for the buyer. Something needs to be said about what a fresh coat of pain can do! Your stagger might even choose to rent some new furniture to help get things even more modern and stylish. According to REMAX Canada, hiring a professional stagger is the right move, I agree!
But Who Will Pay For It?
This is a great question and usually it's the seller that's going to pay for this service, but it’s understood that they’ll make the money back in the sale of the home. According to the National Association of REALTORs, homes that are staged sell up to 30 percent more than those that aren’t staged.
The cost of having your home staged is determined by a few different factors. These can be the overall state of the home and how much staging is actually required. The home might only really need some paint and cleaning, while another home might be more work.
Depending on the amount of staging needed will determine the cost, that’s something you’ll discuss with your REALTOR and stagger. That’s the fun part, we want to make your home so appealing that buyers are knocking down the door to buy it!
The We Sell Millcroft Team
Do you have any questions about staging and how we can help you? The We Sell Millcroft Team is made up of experience real estate professionals that are ready to help you with all of your home buying and selling needs. Please feel free to contact our fantastic team at anytime either by phone at 905-330-2002 or by email at email@example.com.