The Benefits of Home Staging in the Woodlands

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 Woodlands 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 the Woodlands 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.


How 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 the Woodlands 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  the Woodlands 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 market.


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 Woodlands 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.


Can I 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 Woodlands 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.