Should I Stage My Home?

You’re preparing your home to go on the market. You’ve cleaned, decluttered, and made minor repairs and improvements. Your realtor has talked to you about staging your home. Should you? YES!

Staging your home will allow it to sell faster and make you more money.

According to the Accredited Staging Professionals (ASP), 94% of ASP Staged Homes sell on average at 29 days or less! Compare that to 145 days on market for unstaged homes (see ASP infographic below). Staging is an investment in your time and money. Staging makes your home look bigger, brighter, cleaner, and warmer. A home that is staged well allows more buyers to easily put themselves into the home. This, in turn, creates a stronger potential of attracting more offers and counter-offers.

For sellers, depersonalizing a home is often the most difficult part of the selling process. They’re so close to the object to be sold, they often can’t bring themselves to disassociate from it. Buyers, on the other hand, who see themselves in somebody else’s home can’t help but feel uncomfortable. Staging isn’t about creating a simple and plain environment; it’s about creating a warm and inviting one that will appeal to the masses of buyers. Staging involves strategic placement of furniture and items to achieve a welcoming and pleasant feel for buyers. Stagers look objectively at your home and optimize its appearance for selling. The stager emphasizes your home’s best points and minimizes its worst. A home stager helps buyers picture their own furniture and family in your home, and THAT is what it’s all about!

If you’re looking to buy or sell a home in the Albuquerque area, be sure to contact me today!

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About Crystal Porter

Crystal Porter - a true native New Mexican! I have called the beautiful city of Albuquerque my home for the past 24 years.

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