House Selling Tips: Should You Consider Doing Extreme Home Staging?

Posted by Staff Reporter (media@realtytoday.com) on Mar 18, 2016 07:23 AM EDT
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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: A staging of a master suite is seen at Meridith Baer Home And Morgan Stanley Private Bank, NA Host 'ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE' Premiering The Luxury Penthouse At One Vandam In Soho New York on January 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo : Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Meridith Baer Home)

The majority of real estate agents would advise you into staging your home prior to listing it on the market. While some people would settle with a simple de-cluttering of their furniture and items, others would go as far as spending thousands of dollars for home staging. Should you consider doing extreme home staging?

Extreme home staging can have its fair share of advantages and disadvantages. Trulia noted that while this can vary depending on the circumstances, one must carefully weigh their options and see if such is really necessary.

If your listing has been sitting in the market for too long, then maybe doing extreme home staging will help do the magic. However, you have to take the risk and see if this will pay off in the end.

The publication noted that the costs of home staging can range from hundreds to thousands of dollars. If doing so, however, would help sell your home quickly, then you might want to shell out more and hopefully be able to recover the costs.

Home staging is believed to play a key role in the length of time your property sits in the real estate market.

"Professionally staging a home is like merchandising a retail store, because every piece goes together," said real estate agent Ariel Cohen.

Cohen stated that the similarities in staging a home and merchandising a retail store lie in the impression that you want the buyer to have. In the case of a real estate listing, you want to let your buyers visualize themselves living in your space.

As previously reported here on Realty Today, staging a home helps you tell a story using pictures. It helps attract buyers into seeing more of your house and viewing it in person.

You may, of course, stage your home on your own; however, you may not see your house from an objective point of view. Consult your real estate agent to know whether you can do a DIY home staging or you need the pros to do the work.

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