The Benefits Of Staging To Sell

In this episode of The Badgley Briefing we discuss how staging your home can impact its value. For more than 20 years, the benefits of staging a home have been well documented. Numerous studies show that staging helps sell a home faster and for a higher price.

88 percent of buyers start their search online, forming impressions within three seconds. A staged home photographs well and encourages buyers to want to visit the home in person. Within the first 30 seconds of entering a listing, buyers decide if they’re interested. Homes that are professionally staged look more “move-in ready” and that makes them far more appealing. Staged homes sell in one-third less time and for approximately 17 percent more than non-staged homes.

According to the National Association of REALTORS, the average staging cost is between one and three percent of the home’s asking price, and typically generates a return of eight to ten percent. In short, less time on the market and higher selling prices make the small cost of staging your home a wise investment.