Selling a Home April 21, 2023

Staged Home Sells Faster – 5 Reasons Why

The real estate market in Charlotte, NC is still robust. Inventory is low and we are still seeing appreciation in the region, including York County, SC. But if you want to make sure your home sells quickly and for the best possible price, it’s important to stage it properly.  A staged home simply means making it look its best so that potential buyers can envision themselves living there. This can involve a variety of things, such as decluttering, cleaning, making repairs, and adding fresh paint and flowers. According to a new report released by TheMreport.com, the data shows a staged home will sell faster than an unstaged home.

Why A Staged Home?

  • Homes are taking longer to sell. The average days on market are consistently increasing since the fall of 2022.  Home staging helps buyers envision themselves in a new home, said Dr. Jessica Lautz, NAR Deputy Chief Economist and VP of Research.
  • When getting ready to list a home for sale, complete the necessary prep work to make a favorable and lasting first impression. Realtors provide valuable guidance on how best to make your home an inviting space.
  • Realtors said real estate television shows affected buyers’ perspectives on homes and set increased expectations.
  • Likely due to buyer expectations of what a home should look like, 51% of surveyed Realtors said they’ve seen an increase in buyers who planned to remodel a home.
  • Enticing buyers on the sidelines with staging may help bring an accepted offer.  The nation’s limited housing supply is impacting buyers nationwide, as new listings are scarce and many homeowners are staying put because they’re unwilling to give up their low mortgage rate.

What Staging Makes the Impact?

I partner with excellent designers and stagers.  I make their service part of my listing package to seller because I see the positive impact of staging every time I take a buyer on a home tour. Learn More Here

Wondering which rooms are most important to be staged?  The living room and primary bedroom are the most impactful according to NAR.  See the chart above for more details.

If you think it might be time to sell, learn what will help you get top dollar.