Home Staging 101

In my opinion home staging and selling a house go hand-in-hand. In the past it has been hard to quantify the value or need of home staging till now…Finally, the National Association of Realtors has surveyed real estate agents on the merits of home staging! In the survey, they interviewed over 2,300 real estate agents to get their opinion on the benefits of staging, who pays for the staging and how often they recommend staging to their clients.

The top two takeaways include:

  • 77% of buyers’ agents said that staging a home made it easier for a buyer to visualize the property as a future home.
  • 1/3 of buyers’ agents said that staging a home increased the dollar value offered between 1% and 5% compared to other similar homes on the market that are not staged.

Another nice resource to review is the Home Staging 101 Guide provided by the Florida Realtors Magazine.

As a home staging expert and certified in Interior Design, feel free to contact me with any home staging or interior design questions that may help prepare your home for selling. I’m glad to help!

* Courtesy of Florida Realtors Magazine and Home Staging Resource.

Author: Ivy Cowgill, VIP Realty Group, Inc.

"You enjoy the sunsets, let me take care of the details..." Ivy Cowgill is a licensed Florida Realtor® who is passionate about helping you achieve the SW Florida lifestyle of your dreams. Ivy grew up in the Des Moines, Iowa area and is a graduate of Iowa State University and Jones International University; spending the first half of her professional career as a corporate woman focused on providing exceptional customer service in the training arena. Ivy is also a certified Interior Designer, home staging expert, has been in the property management business for 19+ years, and a member of the National Association of Professional Women, The National Association of Realtors, and the Royal Palm Coast Realtor Association. After spending approximately a year looking for her own forever home in SW Florida and meeting challenge after challenge, Ivy decided to reinvent herself and become a Realtor® in order to help her clients experience a seamless process with exceptional customer service wrapped in an informative style. “Let me devote myself to the details so that you don’t have to in your pursuit of living your dream in sunny paradise!”

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