A properly staged home Omaha can sell for up to 10% higher than homes that aren’t staged (of course, that doesn’t count the money you’ll pay a professional stager to work wonders on your home). What are the Pros and Cons of staging your home to sell?
The International Association of Home Staging Professionals, which definitely has a horse in the home staging race, estimates that the average U.S. staged home sold for $26,000 higher than homes that weren’t staged.
That’s a major pro, wouldn’t you say? The downside is home staging costs money. The cost can range from the time of you doing it yourself, to a couple of hundred dollars, to a couple of thousand dollars. It pays to shop around.
A home stager believes that you should not be present in the house. That means you must remove all personal stuff from the home; pictures, clean closets, clean away the personal stuff from the bathroom and cupboards. The home stager is trying to get the potential buyer to imagine themselves in the house. The downside means you have to move out or move your personal stuff to some kind of storage.
A properly staged home Omaha should be immaculate. The windows washed, carpets cleaned, no pet smells. You should be able to say like the lady from Poltergeist, “This house is clean.” It will require work on your part or money to hire someone to do it.
The yard must look good; lawn mowed and edged, flower beds weeded and mulch put down, hedges trimmed, gutters cleaned, maybe even the trees pruned.
The house should be painted inside and out if needed. Certainly, paint the front door, fill any holes in the walls from hung pictures. Some advise painting any painted surfaces.
Make the rooms look bigger. Removing furniture makes the rooms look bigger, but make sure the furniture in the room is compatible with the use of the room. An empty room may not give a buyer an idea of a room’s use.
If the experts are right that a properly staged home Omaha sell faster and for more money, then the pros far outweigh the cons. The biggest con is the time one needs to prepare for a sale. It could take a week or two to prepare a house properly.
Finally, do one last inspection around the outside. Inspect the gutters, the condition of the roof, fix any broken windows, clean the garage, and roll up the hose.
Now if you want to sell your house fast and don’t want to go through the home staging process, call Styl Properties, Inc. We will walk through your house, note any maintenance issues, like a leaky basement, condition of the furnace, wiring or roof system. Then we will estimate the cost of fixing any problems. We know what buyers want in a house, so we will note the cost of making those updates and offer you a price for your house. There are no fees, upfront costs, commissions, or anything else. Just the simple honest truth about your home and how we can help you sell it fast to resolve any situation.
Styl Properties, Inc. is part of a nationwide group of thousands of investors who are helping tens of thousands of homeowners every year. We may not be the “traditional” route, but we CAN help and we can do it quickly.
Give us a call today at 402.909.0608 to let us know what YOU need help with!