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Is Home Staging Worth It?

November 23rd, 2007 · 2 Comments

Home sellers often wonder if paying for a service to stage their home is worth the money. According to the statistics from stagedhomes.com, staging results in a sales prices that is on average 6.9% higher and with 50% less time on the market. The findings here probably have some bias but there has not been too many studies conducted to give a valuation to staging.

Staging services can range from adding simple accessories and rearranging furniture to renting large scale furniture pieces. They declutter and unpersonalize to create a place where it’s easier for prospective buyers to imagine themselves in the home. Essentially, stagers work with a person’s time frame and budget to transform a home to appeal to the most number of buyers at a cost typically between $500 to $2,000 and the process does not take a long time. It only adds a small amount to the costs of selling a home with the potential of huge benefits from a higher price and quicker sale.

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There are countless numbers of staging success stories featured on shows such as Flip This House and Designed to Sell. Here’s just one such story featured on ABC’s 20/20.

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 vancouver home staging // Nov 18, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    That was lot of info. Gives me rough idea when to go for home staging

  • 2 Hojin Chang // Nov 18, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    I believe staging is always needed. It’s just matter of how much staging is required.