To Stage or Not To Stage

The National Association of Realtors released some information about Home Staging in 2015, here are some points to know

  • Among REALTORS® who typically represent the buyer, 49 percent report most buyers are affected by home staging
  • REALTORS® report that home staging will positively impact the value of the home if it is decorated to the buyer tastes (45 percent) and buyers are more willing to overlook other property faults (28 percent) if staged
  • In order of importance, these are the rooms to be staged: living room, kitchen, master bedroom, dining room, bathroom, children’s bedroom, and guest bedroom
  • $675 is the median dollar amount in 2015 spent on home staging
  • You could find a Real Estate Agent who includes this in their list of services (for some their commission might be a higher rate for this service), or you could spring for this cost as the seller
  • As a real estate investor looking for top dollar resale of their investment, it is something to consider in the budget of the home in order to get more buyers into the home and imagining themselves living there