That’s a million-dollar question – and unless you have a great crystalball, you’ll need to look at the research and examples below to decide what’s best for your listing.
Reluctant home seller listens to Realtor’s advice. “If you want to get the very highest price for your home, it needs to look its best and be professionally staged. It’s an investment, just like buying a new suit and shoes before a job interview” recommended Patty Meek of Coastal Properties Group.
The home shown below was sold in less than 24 hours, and for $85,000 over the asking price. Before this could happen though, the home sellers first had to edit down their personal items; and then Home Frosting augmented their décor beautifully with rugs, on-trend art, accent pieces, and accessories.
After – Home sold for $85,000 over list price
Staging is visual merchandising for your home. Even though we are in a seller’s market and homes are selling extremely quickly, staging your home is still important. Staging is visual merchandising for your home so that you can sell it quickly and for more money. In fact, staged homes sell 73% faster than empty homes. Another way to look at it is, if you were heading to a job interview or a first date, you’d still make sure you dress to impress, wouldn’t you? The same logic can apply when selling your home. (Source: Redfin)
The home shown below has also gone under contract in less than 24 hours, and for over the asking price!
To see more before & after examples of our work, click here.
Need more convincing?
A recent study conducted by Statista reported 82 percent of respondents in a survey among real estate agents in the United States said that it was easier for home buyers to visualize a property as their future home when the property was staged. Additionally, 41 percent of buyer’s agents thought that home staging made buyers more willing to walk through a home they saw online.
Professional staging makes a difference. Don’t leave money on the table. Why not get the highest prices and join the hundreds of happy home sellers and Realtors that trust Home Frosting to prepare their listing to look its very best.
Are you getting ready to list a home? Why not put your best foot forward and work with Tampa Bay’s premier luxury home staging company. Book a consultation today or call 813-250-1730 to learn how together, we will make your life and home even more delicious.
Karen Post is an award-winning, Tampa-based interior designer home decorator stylist. Catch her on Daytime TV, a nationally syndicated lifestyle show, FOX and on HGTV sharing design tips and decorating ideas. She's also a regular contributor to the National Association of Realtors publications, providing design and home improvement advice to 1.3M realtors.
Home Frosting is a Tampa-based interior design studio providing home interiors, home decorating, remodeling, and custom furnishings. We service Tampa, South Tampa, St Petersburg, Clearwater, Belleair, Apollo Beach, and the surrounding areas.