The statistics prove the benefit of staging a home -
According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the average staging investment is between 1 and 3% of the home's asking price, which generates a return of 8 to 10%. That's a pretty good investment.
In 2012, the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) documented that homes that were not stage were on the market 166 day whereas staged homes sold in 32 days. If the home was first staged, the home sold for 26 days. Now it even sells faster.
If you want it to sell,
Stage It !!
I am a certified Stager !!
Staging Testimonial -
"When we were getting ready to sell our house last winter, we interviewed several designers and chose Susan Utley to stage it. She had the freshest ideas and an unerring sense of how to use our furniture and artwork, incorporating several other pieces to showcase our home. Selecting lovely neutral colors for the walls and woodwork, she then added style and color with beautiful area rugs, throw pillows, and clever placement of our folk art pieces. She was a pleasure to work with—she listened to our ideas, had a wonderful sense of humor, and worked tirelessly to get the house ready for the open house. The final product was described in the realtor’s listing as a “sophisticated, whimsical gem”— it was that, but it was also a home in which anyone would feel comfortable. In the end, it was the staging that sold our home; the buyers loved how the art was displayed throughout the house.
Thank you, Susan, for making us look so good and making in sell in less than 2 weeks."