Home staging has been getting more and more attention in the media. People are catching on to the technique that is consistently being proven to sell homes faster and for top dollar. When something works, people notice. The Orange Observer definitely noticed and have featured Megan Morris on the cover of their latest issue to talk about how home staging could help you sell your home.
95% of International Association of Home Staging Professionals (IAHSP.org) staged homes sell in 11 days on the market as compared to 90. This means professionally staged homes sell 88% faster than homes that aren’t staged. These homes sell for 17% more money on average than homes that aren’t professionally staged.
Today’s real estate market has greatly transformed since the growth of the internet. On top of it, there is more inventory than ever, so competition is steep. First impressions are more important than ever.
In the digital age, people also view your home through photos online, so your online first impression counts. Often, Realtors and home sellers may use smart phones to take these photos, which Morris said is less effective. Homeowners should invest in high-quality photography, and their homes should be staged for the photos. “You are just a click away from being deleted,” Morris said.
Home staging ensures that your home will make its best possible impression on buyers, both online and in person. In the article, Megan explains the many benefits of the small investment in home staging compared to the big pay-off you will have when you sell it faster.
“It’s not that expensive when you look at the whole scheme of things,” Morris said. “If you’re going to save money by not having your house on the market as long and you’re going to get a higher amount of money, it pays for itself.”
Homes of all price ranges can benefit from home staging. MHM Professional Staging offers a wide range of services to fit every budget, including consulting, redesign, and full staging for empty homes. Click here to read the Orange Observer’s article When Selling a Home, Consider Home Staging.