Staging your home comes with numerous benefits. Most staged homes sell for 15—17 percent more and move in about 11 days. This makes home staging a logical part of your home-selling strategy. However, these aren’t the only reasons why you should have your home staged before attempting to sell it. Here’s a look at a few more reasons why you may want to go this route.

Why It Matters

Let’s face it. In selling your home, presentation is essential. If you don’t believe it, consider this fact. When it comes to imagining themselves in a new home, according to Kari Juhl, 81 percent of buyers say they find it easier to do so when the home is staged. Here’s why: When you stage a home, the most flamboyant aspects of your own personality, as reflected in your home decor, become subdued. Instead, a well-staged home feels more like a canvas someone in your home’s target market could fill in. In other words, it no longer looks like your home.

Staging: Color Scheme

Although many people will paint the interiors of their homes white when they get ready to sell them, that’s not always necessary. Using color combinations wisely can often be a smart staging move. Stagers will use color throughout the home to unify the look. They may paint the walls in a neutral color. Later, they’ll brighten things up a bit by adding splashes of color throughout the house. The totality of the home will reflect the main color palette, though individual rooms may emphasize different accent colors.

Staging: Look for Key Pieces

According to Pearl Insurance, part of what makes home staging useful is its emphasis on minimalism. Homes that are staged best allow for only a few pieces in each room. The clutter is also kept at bay. For example, a bedroom could feature a bed with nice linens and a dresser, but nothing else. The dining room could feature a table, chairs, and perhaps a side hutch. The living room would have a couch and maybe two side chairs. One of the bedrooms could include baby furniture to appeal to young parents. Adding too many pieces doesn’t allow the potential homeowners to see themselves in the space, so it’s important to just look for a few key pieces to highlight the space.

Home staging offers home sellers many advantages. In fact, having your home staged before you put it on the market will make it stand out from other homes for sale in your area. While it does come at a price, most homeowners find that they more than make up for the cost of home staging when the home finally sells. Staged homes typically sell for more, allowing homeowners to recoup their investment in a very short time, so it’s well worth doing.

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