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.