The Importance of Home Staging to Help Sell Your Property
There's a lot of research out there by reputable organizations that clearly demonstrate the importance of home staging. (These include the National Association of Realtors, along with several others.)
By: Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate
Schmitt in Key West and owner of "lowerkeys-homes.com"
Let's put it into context and make it clear just how important staging is to sell a house with two key statistics.
First, only 1 in 10 people can imagine a space in a way other than it is presented. Meaning, just 10 percent of all people can reimagine a home differently from what they first see.
Second, it takes just 7 to 10 seconds to form an impression of a property. The average person forms a positive or negative opinion of a home in less than ten seconds -- that's not very much time.
Now, what are the reasons home staging is so important? It comes down to just a few key elements. Here's one that will definitely make you stop and think. People aren't interested in buying your life. They are interested in buying their new home.
Staged properties allow buyers to easily see themselves living in the property, leading their lives. It's really that simple. But, it's not necessarily all that easy to accomplish.
How to Stage Your House to Sell it Quickly and for More Money
The first thing you need to do is a purge, purge, and purge some more. Your goal is to make it look like a model home by doing the following:
• 1. Declutter and depersonalize. Put away all those nicknacks and any and all personal items, including pictures, personal hygiene items, and others.
• 2. Disinfect. Clean top to bottom, inside and out, leaving nothing untouched.
• 3. Make it inviting. Open the curtains, set the table, and create an overall welcome space.
If you do these basic things, you'll have a much better chance of selling your house.
Fred Mullins, P.A. holds an MBA, B.S., real estate license, United States Coast Guard Master Captain's license and commercial pilot's license. With over 20 years of experience in real estate, international asset management, and construction management, Fred's experience places him as one of the top real estate professionals in the Florida Keys. For help with buying or selling Real Estate in the Lower Florida Keys, see http://www.lowerkeys-