Staging Your Home Helps It Sell 73% Faster, On Average

With current mortgage rates low and rent on the rise, the math has shifted for the nation’s renters. It’s more affordable to be first-time home buyer than to rent in many U.S. cities.

As a result, demand for homes has been high. Home prices are up more than five percent since last year, and values have recovered from last decade’s downturn in-full.

More than 6 million homes sold in 2016, and the 2017 housing market may shape up even better.

For home sellers, this is excellent news — it’s easier to command high prices when the housing market expands.  However, there’s another way to increase your home’s value as well.

Through a process known as “home staging”, sellers can invest a little bit of money into their sale and earn themselves a huge, huge return.

Furthermore, according to the Real Estate Staging Association, homes which are staged before going on the marketWhat Is Home Staging?

The real estate market is competitive and sellers should always be looking for ways to gain an edge over the competition.

One way to “beat the competition” is to sell your home on the cheap.

A lower sale price versus comparable homes will attract offers from buyers, no doubt, but you’ll net less cash than if you had priced your home at its actual market value.

Another way to make your home stand out is to make expensive home improvements prior to listing for sale.

Replacing your home’s kitchen or bathrooms can add to the property’s value, but making renovations can cost tens of thousands of dollars. There’s also no guarantee your improvements will attract buyers.

A third, and often better, approach is to “stage” your home for sale.