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Staging

Staging is …

  • Presenting as many of the positive features in the home/property as possible.
  • Taking the homeowner’s personality out of the home to appeal to as many people as possible, so a potential buyer can envision themselves living in the home.
  • Showing off the size and architectural aspects of the property well, while making the aesthetics as pleasing as possible.

Benefits of Staging:

  • Higher Sale Price
  • Quicker Sale

Sale Price - www.StagedHomes.com found that staged homes sold for 6.9% more than homes that were not staged. (Source: Realtor Magazine, “Stage This Room!”, July 2007)

Timing - A popular television network says that staged homes sell 30% quicker than those not staged. According to the Association of Staging Professionals, homes that are not staged spend an average of 175 days on the market, while homes that are staged sell in 35 days on average (www.stagedhomes.com).

Important - If the home is not priced properly, staging doesn’t matter. It’s just one part of the offering.

Cost - Many stagers charge $265 for an initial consultation and a fee per room, depending on the square footage of the home. (Source: Hartford Courant, “Staged to Sell”, 3/15/09) Professional staging costs. $500-$1000 and up for average sized homes. (Source: Realtor Magazine, “Stage This Room!”, July 2007)

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Based on a survey of over 2000 real estate agents by Homegain.com in 2007, over 90% of surveyed agents agree the following pre-sale activities would have a positive impact on the sale of a home:

  • Lighten and brighten
  • Clean and de-clutter
  • Landscape front/back yards
  • Staging home for sale

Borden Realty offers staging services.