The real estate market is really hot right now. For many this is a sellers market. Listings in several areas of the country are moving quickly and at a considerable premium over the past several years. Does home staging really make a difference when homes are selling quickly and prices are on the rise? The answer might surprise you! Here are three things to consider:
First, home buyers still make many of their buying decisions online. Why does this matter? Because a home that has been professionally staged and properly photographed will stand out from the competition. Even in a sellers market, home buyers are picky and choose to preview homes and make offers on properties that look amazing in the photos reflected online. Professional home staging is a great way to make your property stand out from your neighbors.
Second, staged homes sell faster and for more money. Why does this matter? We have found that homes professionally staged invite multiple offers. Having a line of customers will lead to a more competitive and — likely — higher sale price. Even in a sellers market it is all about supply and demand. Create a stronger demand for your home by staging with White Orchid Interiors.
Finally, most homes still only receive one offer! Seriously? Yes, we operate around the country and are connected with local real estate associations. For example, according to the California Association of Realtors over half of all homes sold over the last year received only one offer and half of all homes sold last quarter sold for less than their list price. Similar stories are true in other hot sellers markets like Denver, Colorado and Austin, Texas.
Simply putting your home up for sale may work, but it is not the best solution. We encourage our clients to prepare their home for sale with home staging. Engage a professional photographer and invest in high resolution images, virtual tours and a lifestyle video. Hire a real estate agent that has proven experience selling homes in your neighborhood. Put these three selling solutions together and you will be well equipped to sell your home in any market! For more information about staging for sale in a sellers market watch our video on the Benefits of Home Staging.