In late 2007, the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury labeled the housing bubble “the most significant risk to our economy”. As 2014 approaches, America’s Real Estate Market is making a steady recovery. The popularization of Home Staging Services is one of the top 3 factors for assisting the recent climb in Real Estate value.
ACCORDING TO HGTV,
“the number one seller mistake is not staging the home for sale.”
86% of Real Estate Agents are currently hiring professional Home Staging Services.
Statistics demonstrate that property listings for staged houses sell 83% faster than un-staged homes. Reducing the time a home is on the market equates to less stress while retaining ROI for the seller.
The Cost of Home Staging Pays for Itself!
Fact: Staged homes sell for more money than un-staged homes. Cost can vary depending on how big your house is and how much work is needed. The average cost of home staging is usually much less than your first asking price reduction. The base factor is that you will most likely spend money to sell your home. Cleaning, fresh paint, and basic restorations are necessary for creating the first impression on your buyers. The less perceived work that a house needs, the more eager buyers are to move in and the more money they are willing to pay. The benefits of staging your home equate to an increase in property showings and escrow.
“a professionally staged home sells within 33 days or less, compared to 196 day average for un-staged homes”.
In Today’s Market, 9 out of 10 Home Buyers Use the Internet First!
Most home buyers cannot visualize the potential in a house or how individual rooms would look furnished. Home staging creates an immediate emotional connection with buyers as soon as they walk in the door, allowing them to really “see themselves living there”. Home stagers should also hire professional photographers to capture the beauty of a living space to display on the web and attract new buyers. When buyers find their “dream home”, they are quick to make an offer. Cardinal Designs specializes in turning those dreams into a reality.
When it comes to selling your house, it’s all about presentation.
REBECCA SCHLEIFER, CREATOR OF CARDINAL DESIGNS AND CONSULTING
Cardinal Designs will continuously add new photos of staged homes and property listings to the galleries on the website. Subscribe to our blog and social networks to follow the progress. If you are interested in staging services or remodeling & decorating your home, call or contact Cardinal Designs.