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Are Home Stagers Necessary in 2022 to Sell?

This spring, it is still considered a seller’s market in Raleigh, Cary, and throughout the rest of the country. This means that housing demand exceeds supply. Because of this, many sellers might wonder, “Is staging a home really necessary if the home will sell anyway?” To this question, Raleigh Cary Realty, responds, “It depends on a number of factors.” This blog post is dedicated to sharing those factors.

  1. The appearance of Home: Some sellers have their homes completely empty while some may have their homes fully furnished. This is important to consider when deciding whether to stage. For homes that are already beautifully furnished, owners might decide to just add a few accent pieces instead of staging the entire house. However, those with empty properties often choose to stage, so buyers can imagine themselves living in the space. Without proper staging, buyers might not be able to see the home at its full potential.
  2. Timeline of Seller: Staging a home requires both time and effort. First, you must find a reputable staging company in your area. Then, you must store your own personal items and declutter the rest of the house. For some buyers who want to move quickly, they might not be interested in waiting more days to put their home on the market. However, sellers who have a little more time might be able to use this time to increase the value of their home in the minds of buyers.
  3. Desired Profit: It has been proven that staging a home can increase the profit once sold. However, in a seller’s market, it is much easier to put a home on the market and have it sold much quicker. According to data from the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA), 85% of staged homes received offers between 5% and 23% over list price in 2020. This means that staging has a large impact on the home’s profit whether in a buyer’s or seller’s market since the home’s appeal has risen.

Are you looking to sell your home in the Triangle area? Get in touch with our experienced team today. We would love to walk you through the selling process to get top dollar for your home. Call us today at (919)-439-0965 for more information.

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