It can be difficult to understand exactly what drives a home's value when there are so many factors behind the final number. However, one thing is clear about the psychology of selling — it can be extremely helpful to stage a home so potential home buyers can really picture themselves living there. See how it works, and why a home staging company may be able to help.
Staging Creates Feelings
Buying and selling homes (or anything for that matter) is not necessarily a rational transaction. Sellers see the home as a collection of memories while buyers see the home as a springboard for hope and change. Staging gives everyone a chance to capitalize on the things that really matter. It transforms the home so sellers don't let nostalgia get in the way of their offers and it creates a neutral slate upon which a buyer can project their own sense of style and design. By giving the buyers this new, uncluttered perspective, it provokes the feelings that can ultimately translate into the coveted bidding war. While few people can put an exact price on the net returns of staging, there's plenty of irrefutable evidence that proves it can make a difference to home buyers.
Staging Plays Up the Home’s Best Features
Professional home stagers know how to transform the home's best features into the focal points home buyers truly remember. When a buyer has to visit dozens of open houses in a short amount of time, it's easy for one home to flow into the next. Without something to take with them, they may immediately dismiss the home to the bottom of their list. If the home looks particularly outdated, sellers may even start to attract home flippers or bargain hunters — even if the structural components of the home are sound. A good home stager knows when to paint, how to position furniture, and where to place certain items that really turn the house into a home.
Home Staging in Minneapolis/St Paul
Set to Show has been helping people stage their homes for more than 10 years. It's our pleasure and privilege to help clients in the Twin Cities who recognize the value of their homes and who won't settle for anything less than they're worth. Call us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you get the most from your home too!