If you plan on selling your home in the near future, you may want to consider using a professional home stager. If you don’t believe in staging your home, think again because it can help you sell your property for more money and faster. On that note, below are the top 10 reasons for using a home stager…

1. You Will Make Money
The average Staging investment is generally 1% of the homes asking price, which generates a return of 8-10%. It literally pays for itself!

2. Your House Will Sell Faster
The longer a home sits on the market, the further below list price it drops. Homes that sold in 4-6 weeks averaged 5% less and homes that sold in 13-24 weeks averaged 6.4% less than list price.

3. Most Home Sellers Cannot View Their Home Objectively
If you can’t see objectively, you can’t package it effectively. Have a professional from Lux Lifestyle Concierge get your home into its most advantageous condition for showing. This is bespoke and unique to each client and property and can span a number of services from a Home Staging Consultation, to MLS prep, to a full residential stage with furniture and accessory inventory.

4. Only 10% of Home buyers Can Visualize the Potential of a Home
This is why Staging is critical! You don’t want the advantages of your home overlooked and left up to the buyer’s imagination (or worse yet, the inability to imaginate!)

5. The Longer Your House Sits on the Market, The Lower the Price Will Be – So STAGE IT FIRST!
Homes that sold after 4 weeks sold for 6% less than those within the first 4 weeks. The cost of staging will always be less than your first price reduction so have your home staged before you list it!
6. MLS photos stand out from the competition
More than 85% of us consumers do their search (and research) online before purchasing products, and you better believe this applies to homes as well.
Potential buyers will use online photos of your home as a determining factor to decide whether or not to view your home in the first place. Hiring a professional stager ensures that the rooms are at their best before photos are taken.

7. Leaving Your Home ‘As-Is’ Will Only Help Sell the Competition
Currently, there is an upwards trend with more inventory on the market, and more days on the market. Successful realtors know that the key to competing is professional staging because it helps drive buyer traffic to the home and turns prospects into buyers.

8. There is a tangible value in being able to move on with your life.
If you are ready to move, you should do everything necessary to make the sale happen quickly. Selling a house can be one of the most stressful experiences in life, and if you can’t sell, other areas of your life become affected. Staging will get you the results you are looking for – quickly!