Where Should you be on the “Staging” Continuum?
Staging is a proven method of enhancing the appeal of your home. In some cases, it will not only help sell your home faster, but also result in a higher price. But there is a continuum to staging that you will need to consider.
At one end of the continuum is simple staging, which involves cleaning and decluttering, making some simple improvements, and possibly rearranging furniture in a way that boosts the appeal of each room. That kind of staging is relatively easy and affordable.
On the other end is “showroom style” staging. In this scenario, your home is analyzed by a professional stager, who redecorates to make sure each room looks spacious and attractive – like a showroom in an upscale furniture store.
So where on the continuum should you be when selling your home? For the most part, that depends on the demand for your listing. If buyers will be clamoring to buy your home, then simple staging might be enough. However, if you’re selling in a competitive market, then more comprehensive staging will give you an edge.