The Benefits of Home Staging in Houston
When it comes time to sell your home, whether
you are upgrading, downsizing, or making a cross country move, you probably
desire it sell quickly and for a higher price than you paid. Home Staging in
the Houston market is a great way to help buyers picture themselves in your
home and, if you are lucky, encourage quick, generous offers.
The National Association of Realtors completed
a study in 2017 to pinpoint the advantages of home staging and to find just how
beneficial it is to sellers. Some of the report’s findings include:
38% of sellers’ agents stage all their sellers’ homes
before putting them up for sale.
29% of sellers’ agents reported an increase of 1-5% of the dollar value
offered by buyers in comparison to similar homes; 21% of sellers’ agents reported an increase of 6-10% of the dollar value offered by buyers in
comparison to similar homes.
39% of sellers’ agents stated staging a home
greatly decreases the amount of time the home is on the market.
77% of buyers’ agents said staging a home made
it easier for a buyer to visualize the property as a future home.
Staging the living room for buyers was found to be the most important, followed by the master bedroom and then the kitchen.
Home Staging in Houston will make your house
more attractive to buyers and can result in a great payoff in exchange for the
initial investment sellers put into the project.
Exactly Does Home Staging Work?
Home Staging is more than just cleaning,
decluttering, and making other purely aesthetic changes to the bones of your
house. Home Staging requires expertise and access to quality furniture and
accessories that will appeal to a broad range of buyers who will view your
home. The goal of the Home Stager in Houston is to set a mood that will
influence and evoke buyers emotions as they tour your home.
The cost of Home Staging depends on many
different factors. If the home is vacant, a seller should expect to pay more
for furniture rentals and upkeep. Not every room in your house must be staged.
The living room, master bedroom and kitchen will have the greatest impact on
buyers. Research shows that the average cost of Home Staging in Houston varies
from $500-$5000 depending on the square footage of the house and how aggressive
the seller desires to be. Common costs associated with Home Staging include an
initial consultation fee and monthly fee for each month your home is on the
In addition to less time on the market and
higher selling price, there are several other benefits to staging your home:
Standing out from competitors in
the Houston market. Making your house look better than others for sale in your
neighborhood will grab a higher price, and may steer potential buys toward your
property instead of new construction.
Staged homes are easier to market:
40% of buyers say that they are more willing to walk through a home they saw
online if it is staged. Staged homes look better in pictures and will stand out
from other houses online or in newspapers.
A ready-to-move-in home is
appealing to buyers. Staged homes make it easier for buyers to visualize
themselves there. Staging reduces the need for a buyer to have an imagination
of how their lives will function in your space.
Stage My Home Myself?
Of course! But you must have the time and
patience to craft a unique look using your existing furniture that will appeal
to different types of buyers. If you already own quality furniture and have a
knack for interior design, staging your home yourself is a great option.
If you are on a budget, another great option
is to seek out a professional stager who will stage you home with the furniture
you already own at a reduced cost.
No matter your needs, Showhomes Houston is
here to help you decide what will best get your home sold and off the market so
you can begin your life in your new home. Our team has broad experience in real estate, design, customer
service and we are dedicated to bringing you unparalleled expertise,
responsiveness, professionalism and results.