Most home sellers know the importance of keeping their house clean and clutter free while it is on the market, but sometimes, taking a few extra steps can make all the difference. That is where staging comes in. According to a report from the National Association of REALTORS®, 62 percent of seller’s agents say that staging a home will decrease the amount of time it spends on the market. Buyers also need to be able to picture themselves living in a house, and 77 percent of buyer’s agents say that staging makes it easier for buyers to visualize a house as their future home.
Check out the NAR’s 2017 Profile of Home Staging for more information on how staging a home can impact a home’s sale. Speak with REALTORS® in your area about their opinions on home staging and if it is a service they provide for their clients. Speak with sellers who have or have not staged their home and ask how their selling experience differed.