5 Home Staging Myths Debunked

Have you ever thought about staging your home? If that’s the case, you might have encountered some common home staging myths that even real estate agents believe. This article sets out to dispel these myths once and for all. At Showhomes Raleigh Professional Staging, we understand that staging is an incredibly effective way to sell your home for the highest possible value. The principles of preparing a home for sale remain the same, while home staging utilizes these principles to assist you in selling your home more quickly and for a better price.

Home Staging Myths Debunked

  • Home staging is optional when the market is hot.

Selling a home can be challenging, especially if you need help presenting your property in the best way possible. However, it’s important to know that staging your home can be incredibly effective, regardless of the state of the housing market. By showcasing your property in its best light, you could earn more money from the sale. According to industry data, staged homes sell for an average of 3-50% over the list price, while unstaged homes sell for only 1.6% over the list price on average. So, keep this in mind if you’re considering selling your home!

  • When the market is down, you shouldn’t spend extra money to stage your home.

This myth couldn’t be further from the truth! In slow marketing, you need to stand out from the competition even more – precisely what staging will do. Not only does a staged home sell for more money but staging your home helps it sell¬†73% faster on average. The longer your home is on the market, the more costs you incur, and we all know how detrimental price drops can be.

  • You will have to move out to have your home staged.

We have plenty of clients who still occupy their homes while it’s on the market. It may take more careful consideration on both parties’ parts, but it is absolutely doable, and something we are Showhomes are very knowledgeable about.

  • You will have to remove all of your furniture and store it.

This is where the consultation helps! We will tell you what to remove and what to keep – we may even use some of your furniture and decor to stage the home alongside our items. It is true that a less cluttered home sells quicker, but this doesn’t mean we need a blank slate.

  • I don’t need a professional – I can stage my own home.

When it comes to one of the most significant transactions of your lifetime, why leave it up to interpretation? A professional stager knows market trends, design trends, and what is selling in your area. They come with fresh eyes and an outside perspective that will make your home shine. This is hard for homeowners with personal styles and attachments to the house. We can also recommend key improvements, like wall paint and minor upgrades, to bring the home staging to another level.

Thinking about putting your home on the market and want to know what staging would cost and look like in your home?

Reach out to us at Showhomes Raleigh today!

We service homes from Chapel Hill to Wake Forest and have been The Triangle’s preferred home staging business for the last 11 years.