You only get one chance to make a first impression. Showcase by Essex Designs will make it a beautiful one.

Staging is Necessary to Sell Real Estate

Staging your home is a guaranteed way to raise the value of your property.  It involves interior design principles and lifestyle selling strategies to highlight the architectural features of the property.

Before your home goes into the market, it needs to be prepared and look it's very best.  Not only does it need to be cleaned and decluttered, it will need to be updated and be in move in condition. Essex Designs will take another step further with showcasing techniques to get buyers attention, increase the value of your home and outshine your competition.

Clutter eats equity!

Barb Schwarz

Buyers only know what they see, not the way it's going to be.

Barb Schwarz

Home staging used to be optional. Today, it's a necessity in selling a house.

Barb Corcoran

52% of buyers surveyed are willing to offer more for a staged home compared to similar homes on the market.

National Association of Realtors 2015 Profile of Home Staging

62% of listing agents say staging a home decreases the time on the market.

National Association of Realtors Profile of Home Staging Report 2017

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On the fence about using a staging service? How about 10 great reasons why you need it?

1. You will distinguish yourself from other non-staged listings. Staging is about getting the buyer’s attention.

2. Buyers will make a better emotional connection with a staged property. 

3. Staged homes sell 73% faster. Currently, the average days on market is 110 days for NY and NJ. That's over 3 months of mortgage and maintenance cost.

4. You will make more money. 63% of buyers are offering more for a house that is in move in condition.

5. You will get your money back. A 1%-3% investment on home staging yields 8%-10% return

6. A home stager can provide an unbiased opinion of the home that the homeowner cannot give since he can become familiar or attached to his own home.

7. Did you know that you only have 7 seconds to get a buyer's attention online? A listing that is staged will have a better online presence than a listing that is not staged.

8. We address improvements on walls, floors, and ceiling, that protect the equity of your property.

9. A staging consultation will get you a color scheme and plan of action to prepare your home. You can do the work yourself if you're on a budget. Or hire my team to do the rest.

10. Staging sells homes. It really works!

Source: 2017 National Association of Realtors Home Staging Statistics