Real Estate Listings Show Better when They’re Staged
You never get a second chance to make a first impression. Staging puts your real estate listings in the best light for showings. But just as important, it helps them stand out among other MLS listings, and, of course, on real estate websites like Realtor.com, Zillow, and Redfin so you’ll have more showings. Check out our latest portfolio of work by room.
The Problem with Vacant Real Estate Listings
Many of the real estate listings sold above started out vacant. The problem with that is buyers can’t always “see” themselves living in the home.
Here are some common challenges of a showing a vacant home:
- Home layout: The buyer can’t always see how a space can be used. Staging gives them that needed perspective.
- Room size: Believe it or not, people have a hard time “seeing” their own furnishings in a room. Staging it gives them an idea that a their king bed can indeed fit in the master bedroom
- Wall color: Bold colors or custom designs can throw off a buyer. Because you’re trying to appeal to the greatest number of buyers, you should use neutral colors for the walls. Some of our favorites can be found at Sherwin-Williams.
One of the misconceptions of home staging is that every room needs to be staged. Not true. Focus on the most important rooms of the house. We do. Staging the Kitchen, Family Room, Master Bedroom and Master Bath is essential because that’s where the most living will occur. Other rooms like the Formal Dining, Formal Living and Office should be staged as key selling features. Secondary bedrooms and bathrooms are fine staying money since decisions will be made on the other rooms.
Our goal is to maximize your staging investment, so if you’ve got a stubborn real estate listing, contact us for help!