The way you package a property and present it to the market will have a great impact on what price you get for it. A good marketing campaign combined with a well presented property will give you the best chance of selling for the maximum sale price. It will also help to sell the property faster which is especially crucial for investment properties or if you would like to move on quickly. Market statistics have consistently shown that a home staged property will sell 30-60% faster than an equivalent UN-staged property and sell for 10-15% higher.
A professional Home Stager will help you to prepare your property for sale and to present it at its best, so that it appeals to the widest possible range of buyers.
The process of Home Staging or Pre-sale Property Styling is a little different to Interior Design or Interior Decorating. Although both are based on solid design principals, Home Staging is more about converting the property from one that tells the story about the owner or occupier into a marketable product aimed at the target buyers.
As for vacant houses, they can be difficult to sell. When you consider that only 5% of people are able to visualize what to do with a space and how to live in it, the benefits of home staging become evident. A beautifully styled or staged house will look much more appealing in photographs and will help your property to stand out from the crowd on the internet. Good photos can help attract more buyers and with more buyers comes the possibility of multiple offers for your property which may force the price even higher than the asking price.
So how much does it cost to stage a house?
A 2 hour consultation costs around $300 and is worth its weight in gold, as you will get a personalised assessment and recommendations for how you can make changes to your property to instantly enhance its appeal as well as increase the property value and sale-ability. Contact Jacqui.
To furnish a property, the average investment in home staging is between 0.4-0.75% of estimated property value. That is less than 1% of the sale price. Home staging is an investment, rather than an expense. On average, for every $1 invested in property staging, the property owner received a return of $20. That’s A 20 FOLD return on investment.
Wishing you all the best on the journey of preparing your home for sale.