To stage, or not to stage? That’s the question… Part 1

2804749074_6681114dc3The answer is an emphatic, “YES! STAGE!” Staging is an often-overlooked but vital part of the home selling process.

If you’ve never heard of home staging before, please do yourself a favor and read this two-part post… you’ll be glad you did!

Reasons to stage your Pacific Northwest home

Staging your home is an investment that puts more money in your pocket when selling your Northwest home. Good or bad, the impression your home makes directly impacts its selling price, so — the better your home shows, the more money you will make on the sale.

Homes that aren’t staged are more likely to sell for less than their asking price, but well-staged homes more often enjoy multiple offers, sometimes even a sale above the original asking price if multiple buyers show interest.

A few years ago, a study of 2,800 properties by a brokerage in California found that staged homes sold in almost half the time, and on average, they sold at 6.3% over their asking price.

Whether you decide to stage your Pacific Northwest home yourself, or hire others to do it for you, it’s important to have the advice of an expert home stager before you begin. Much of home staging is a little counterintuitive, as we’ll explain in the next post, so don’t go it alone, or you may be spending your money in the wrong places!

An Accredited Home Staging Specialist for Whatcom, Skagit, Island, and San Juan Counties, I can work with you to stage your home effectively — making your home-selling experience easier, quicker, and more profitable.

Call me today for more information, and check back in a few days for more helpful tips on staging your home!

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