What is staging

What is staging exactly, and does it actually help sell homes? Stay tuned and find out.

Hey everybody, Jon Sump here with The Home Brokerage where we always put your home first. I get this question a lot from clients what is staging, and I tell them what it is, and does it actually work. Well, I'm going to tell you right now that I do believe in staging whether that be hiring an actual stagier to come out and bring furniture to an empty home or it be a stagier come out and help you organize your home in a way that makes it shine the best.

According to surveys done recently, this was by the California Association of Realtors, 83% of buyers' agents say staging a home makes it easier for buyers to visualize living in the property. The thing you have to keep in mind is this. I experienced this myself. I can look at a house and see exactly how it should be set up and all of that. I've been doing this so long I have what I just call that vision. I can see a fixer-upper before it's fixed up and know what it could be. I can see an empty house and see how it should be staged, but not everybody can do that, so when it comes to your home you want to make sure it shines in its best light possible.

More than half of all sellers' agents in California in this survey agree that staging the home decreases the amount of time it spends on the market. Why is that? Because people fall in love with it easier. 44% of buyers' agents say staging the home increases its value in general, and 25% say staging can increase the home's value by 1 to 5%.

So, what are the rooms that should be staged? The rooms that should be staged according to everybody and the statistics is the living room, the master bedroom, and the kitchen. Those are the most important rooms to most people when they're looking through a home. If you could stage more, that's great. If not, those are the minimum that you want to stage.

Now, what is staging exactly? Staging is you get an interior decorator type of a person that has gotten into the staging business, and they come out to your home if it's vacant, and they literally bring furniture and artwork and things, knickknacks to sit around the house and they make it look just like if you're walking through, well like a model home. When you walk through a model home in a new home subdivision, they have a stagier go through and set those up for that look.

But staging is also making sure your home is clean, decluttered, and has the curb appeal as it's best as could possibly be. Keep these things in mind when you're thinking about selling your home if you want to get top dollar when it's time to sell your home, all right? If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to give me a call. Love to talk to you about it more. If this is been helpful to you, please do me a favor, like, share it. You never knew who's thinking about these things right now on your friends' list. Thanks, and as always make it a great day.