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Does this Staging Statistic include YOU?

March 09, 2016 (posted by Jennifer Campbell, Home Staging Calgary)

75% of homeowners think their décor is current. Are you preparing to list your home for sale and include yourself in that staging statistic? When it comes to staging your property to sell, you might want a second opinion.

Does this room look familiar?

Before: Living room before home staging.

See the difference home staging makes.

After: This open concept living & dining room is the perfect space for entertaining or relaxing.

Why does this staging statistic from a Royal Lepage House Staging Poll matter? Because you want your ideal potential buyer to walk through the front door and quickly imagine themselves making it their own home. Don’t underestimate the power of your furniture and accessories to influence that process.

Quirky or dated furniture that is also too large and bulky for a space makes it difficult for buyers to feel “at home” and therefore narrows your listing’s appeal. Even if your furniture is suitable, the way it’s arranged in a room can have a significant impact.

We like what we like. It’s natural to get comfortable with our own “stuff” and how we use it in our rooms. After all, it makes sense to us and suits the way we live.

Understandably then, sometimes, it’s hard to see through a different lens. The buyers’ lens.

See the difference home staging makes.

After: We also tweaked the master bedroom.

So if you’re not sure how potential buyers might react, consult with a trained home staging professional. He/she can advise you on what changes will result in the highest return on your staging investment.

Whether your listing is furnished or vacant, renting staging furniture and accessories for the main rooms in the property can create an updated and seamless feel that will appeal to your prospective buyer.

See the difference home staging makes.

After: We also tweaked the dining room.

When you make it easier for buyers to imagine your listing as their new happy home, it makes it easier for them to quickly say, YES!

Don’t let this staging statistic stop you from creating your listing’s best first impression. Want more of our home staging tips? Stay in touch. Follow Set Your Stage on Twitter.

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