Another study that suggests staging your home could bring a higher price. If that is the case, then the small investment to stage is well worth the cost.

Fifty-nine percent of real estate professionals say staging a listing contributes to receiving higher offers from buyers, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ 2017 Profile of Home Staging. Sixty-two percent of agents also say staging “slightly” or “greatly” decreases the time a listing spends on the market.

The amount of money sellers stand to gain from staging their home is significant. Thirty-one percent of practitioners surveyed say that staging a home before listing could lead to a jump in the sale price of five to 10 percent. In other words, a $300,000 home could potentially see a $15,000 to $30,000 price increase. That would easily pay for the cost of the staging, according to NAR’s report.

The majority of buyer’s agents say that staging makes it easier for their clients to visualize the property as their future home. The most important rooms to stage are the living room, master bedroom, and kitchen, according to the study. Thirty-eight percent of listing agents say they suggest all their clients stage their homes.


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