Should You Stage Your Home When Selling?

Posted by Ambergate Realty Advisors on Monday, September 12th, 2016 at 12:21pm.

In a crowded market like ours here in Edmonton, setting yourself apart from sometimes hundreds of other competing home or condo sellers may be your ticket to success.

We have a home stager on our team, Josie Bamber, and she often has a pretty hard job convincing home sellers to pay for her services.

Why?

Many home sellers in our Edmonton market have spent years getting their place “just so” and they cannot see why a buyer would not want to purchase it just as it is. And secondly, it might be because it requires a cash investment that some less motivated sellers wish to avoid.

Which outcome is worse?

Investing money to sell the house for full market value with low stress, or

Not selling at all?

Most serious home sellers would agree that investing some money to enjoy an optimum return would be the smarter choice.

Here are 4 key advantages to having your home staged for sale:

1. Based on our experience, a buyer has purchased your home ‘in their mind’ before they even remove their shoes. That’s about 5 seconds. You never get a second chance to make a great impression. If your entrance area is NOT attractive, you lose your buyer right there.

2. In a slower market home buyers are demanding and have high expectations. They may have spent months on-line researching their options and watching countless home design programs on TV. If your home falls short, you will lose out to other sellers.

3. Studies have shown that professionally staged homes might sell for 10% more and 2 to 3 times faster than non-prepared houses.

4. Protect your home equity. A full home staging program often costs LESS than a meaningful price reduction.

Would you like to meet our home stager for a paid for consultation? Call or email us and we can make the arrangements.

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