The homes had been on the market before in 2008, and although had showings, they had not received any offers. Within a few weeks of the homes being staged, we had offers which led to the sale of both homes.
In today’s economy, many sellers feel they don’t want lay out the extra cash to have their homes staged. Those sellers might want to think again.
When showing a home, I find the most important thing to a buyer is the feeling that they can see themselves living in the home. When a buyer walks into a home and says “I could live here”, you know that they are making an emotional connection to that home and that is the connection they need to take the extra step to make an offer.
It may be money out of pocket in the beginning, but it may also be more money in your pocket in the end.
Chances are you’d more commonly see staged homes in areas such as Woodstock and Marbletown (Stone Ridge), in the higher price ranges, but it seems that today staging is making its way into the more mid range homes as well.
People in Ulster County are finding out you may need to spend money upfront to make more money down the road.
Thanks for reading, and please feel free to contact us to learn more about how staging can help in selling your home!