If you are selling your home, the power of staging is undeniable. And in our admittedly biased opinion you MUST Stage® BEFORE you put it on the market.
If you don’t believe us and A) you’re a masochist who wants your home to be on the market for a longer period of time and/or B) You own a money tree and it wouldn’t matter if your home sold for less money, well, that is your right.
BUT, if you’re akin to most people who have gone through selling their home, the quick, painless, and profitable way might just be the better route to take:)
So, stage you must.
If you can’t hire professional stagers for whatever reason, there are many tips and things you can do to stage yourself (google it). Plants, more lighting, clean, clean, clean!
But if you CAN hire professional stagers and you live in Indianapolis, then it is widely known that Staged Homes of Indy is the stager to hire:) You know that staged-look that feels so cold and still empty when you walk into a home? The one where you walk in and say, “Oh, this house is staged.”? Yeah, well, we don’t do that.
We do that staging where clients walk in and usually say one word, “Wow!” “I’ll take it”. That staging-look that still has the “perfect” feel, but hits you in a warm, welcoming, aspirational way. The one that makes your home look better and more attractive then it has ever looked, and makes you want to scrap the whole “got a new job that is paying me 100x more than I make now, in a beautiful part of the country, with great schools and near my family” and just stay in your same gorgeous home and forget selling it all together.
But enough of the self-promotion (Hire us! Hire us!).
And back to why you should stage your home.
We’re not ones for boring lists of statistics (94% of staged homes sell on average in 29 days vs. 145 days for non-staged homes). So let’s just start by giving credit to the founder of staging, Barb Schwartz of stagedhomes.com* (staged homes spend 83% less time on the market than non-staged homes). The Ritz even knows Barb, because she’s cool like that (home staging is 2nd only to “clean and declutter” for ROI according to a survey of sellers’ home improvements). In fact, we think Barb says it best on why you should stage: “The investment IN staging your home will always be less than a price reduction ON your home”.
It’s true. Staging’s worth it. Trust us. (And hire us! Shoot, we can’t make it stop!)
*All credit belongs to stagedhomes.com for our (non) list of stats