By Jackie Mistretta
Do you ever wonder why some homes sit on the market for months while others are under contract before the sign is even in the yard? While having the best Real Estate Team (that’s us!) and pricing the home correctly help, making a good first impression is crucial to selling your home quickly.
So you’ve covered the bold colors with neutral tones and cleaned up dirty old carpets… what’s next? Next, we stage! Staging is a way to help your home appeal to today’s buyer. As part of the W Realty listing process, we send out a professional stager to assess your home. At your personalized appointment, the stager will walk through the entire home with you, writing notes and creating a plan to best use each nook and unique feature in the house! They may suggest small changes, like removing pictures or adjusting the angle of the sofas, but can also help plan full décor, choose paint colors, and guide you on what to pack away before showings.
According to the National Association of Realtors, in 2019 the Profile of Home Staging shows that 44% of buyers agents say staging a home increases the dollar value offered and 53% of listing agents say staging decreases the time a home spends on the market! Of the agents in this profile, 95% of them agree that decluttering a home is the most important step to staging, so lean into our stager who can help you decide exactly what to remove!
Not sure what areas of the house to stage? Again according to the National Association of Realtors, the Kitchen, Master Bedroom and Living room were the most important spaces to stage. Staging is a great way to help buyers get that cozy “home” feeling right when they enter the front door. Staging a vacant home is just as important as de-personalizing your home for selling. 83% of buyers agents said staging a home makes it easier for a buyer to visualize the property as their future home. Whether you need help arranging current items in your home, or need to stage vacant home, we can help connect you with someone and make sure these spaces are set up for success!
If you are thinking about selling your home, the Charlotte market is still hot! You can check out the market stats for Mecklenburg County single family home sales here.
Give us a call to get started… and staged!