Sellers can get creative when trying to attract prospective buyers to their homes – filling them with warm scents, providing the perfect lighting or playing up fun and interesting features. Another popular option is home staging, which involves arranging and decorating the home in a way that appeals to a wide range of buyers. In the National Association of REALTORS® new 2015 Profile of Home Staging, 96 percent of REALTORS® assisting buyers thought that staging had an impact on buyers at least some of the time (49 percent reported staging had an impact on buyers most of the time while 47 percent believe staging impacts buyers some of the time). While staging can help attract prospective buyers, REALTORS® say it can also bring in more money. The report also found that REALTORS® believe increases a buyer’s perceived value of a home from 1 to 5 percent (according to 37 percent of REALTORS® representing sellers and 32 percent of REALTORS® representing buyers).
In the Investment/Vacation home market, I have found that our percentages are higher than the national average in the impact that staging has on the value to your home. If you would like advice on how to stage your home to add value and attract the most potential buyers, email me an@orlandovacationrealty or call 1(407)800-0888.