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.