Home staging involves adding furniture and décor to make a house appear as if it’s “lived-in.” Especially if you’ve already moved out of the house you’re selling, you might wonder whether it’s worth the effort to stage it.
It seems like a lot of trouble to go through, but there are many benefits to home staging. The following are 3 reasons why you should stage your home when selling it:
1. Staging gives buyers a better idea of the space
Much of the time, it’s difficult to judge exactly how big a room is, even when you’re walking around in it. When a home is staged, buyers can see how each room will look when it’s completely furnished. What may have seemed like a too-small bedroom may appear a lot bigger when there’s a bed in the room.
2. Staging makes the home more inviting
Walking through an empty house feels…cold. When a buyer walks through a house that has been staged, the house feels more welcoming, and this can impact their first impression. It also helps buyers “see” themselves living in the home. This can be challenging for buyers if the house is empty.
3. Staging maximizes a home’s potential
Staging a house allows you to showcase each room and its function. Additionally, it can help buyers imagine what their own furniture will look like inside the home. It allows them to see the potential of the space.