Research shows that home staging can reduce a listing's time in the market by one third to half, and can fetch as much as 6% to 20% more than an empty home. But if you are still wondering if you need it to sell your home, let's look at some telltale signs that you are in need of home staging service.
You have been to the paint store 5 times and still can't figure out the colors to use.
It's a common problem because colors change from the paint swatch and when it's on the wall. Do you know current color trends buyers like? And how coordinate paint with existing floor and cabinet colors? You have thousands of colors to choose from, but picking one or two colors is overwhelming.
The last time you did any improvements to your home was over 10 years ago, or more.
You have peeling paint and scuff marks on your walls. The bathroom still has the original tiles from the 50’s. And you have old light fixtures and appliances that can really turn off buyers. You probably don’t want to do a major renovation. But you still need to make improvements to appeal to your market.
You‘re preparing a loved one's estate for the market.
Whether it's for downsizing, a move to an assisted living facility or death of loved ones, this is an emotionally wrenching time. Somehow you have to manage the cleanup and preparation of the house you grew up in for sale. This is especially hard for family members that live in another state.
You’re going through a major life change such as divorce or job loss.
Moving makes this time even more stressful. It’s right up there with the death of a loved one.
You can’t afford a price reduction.
But if you don’t make any improvements on the condition of your house, buyers will make substantial discounts according to the repairs and updates they have to make. A professional staging will tackle conditions to prevent buyers from giving you low ball offers.
Your house isn’t getting any offers.
This is a good time to reconsider how your property is being presented. Your property hasn’t gotten any offers, or sold in over 2 months? Don’t wait any longer. Every month that goes by means added utility and maintenance cost on a property on the market.
You’re running out of time.
You are selling and buying simultaneously, while you have a full-time job, have kids and have no time to learn a DIY home staging. You want to make this a quick sale.