Summer is the height of the housing market’s buying and selling season. The one downside to listing in the summer is that the market is pretty well saturated. To make your home stand out from the sea of others, consider home staging. Home staging is the act of preparing a private residence for sale in the real estate marketplace. The goal of staging is to make a home appealing to the highest number of potential buyers, thereby selling a property more swiftly and for more money. If done right, it increases the odds of a quick sale because it showcases the property in the best way, by camouflaging or highlighting features of a home. By the numbers, here are six reasons you should absolutely consider home staging:

  1. In a 2014 survey of over 3,500 homes professionally staged, over 50% sold for 10% more than their unstaged neighbor’s home.
  2. In a recent Real Estate Staging Association Survey, professionally staged homes spent 72% less time on the market.
  3. Staging helps showcase a home and makes it easier for the buyers to see themselves in the space. In a 2015 National Association of Realtors survey, over 81% of buyers said it was easier to visualize the staged property as their next home, versus an unstaged property.
  4. According to NAR, over 95% of buyers are online first looking at photos of the home before they go visit or call an agent.
  5. According to a 2014 Zillow survey of real estate experts, home staging was listed as a top-two necessary item for sellers.
  6. Staging helps reduce clutter. When a buyer sees clutter they may think that the home doesn’t have enough storage space. By reducing clutter, you help the buyer see an organized home with ample storage.

Gin Treadwell HOME offers home staging for occupied or vacant homes. If you’re considering listing your home on the market, or have one that is currently listed but not selling, let Gin stage your home! Gin Treadwell Home staging services include consulting on repairs and improvements, furniture/decor arrangement, facilitating and providing rentals, and styling for marketing purposes and open houses.

Gin’s consultations include an assessment of all rooms and areas of concern. Sellers will be provided with a personalized staging guideline for their property, and additional help is available on an hourly basis. Contact Gin today to set up your consultation!