How Home Staging Can Help Sell Your House

Article from REMAX of NJ that I was a guest blogger for on  How home staging can help sell your house.  What are the benefits to staging?



Your home should show as warm and inviting, not sterile. Home staging is designed to keep buyers in your home longer. The longer they linger, the more interested they are.
Home staging is a way to connect with potential buyers that are looking in your neighborhood. If you stage for your demographic area, you will have an advantage over your competition. If your neighborhood is older and home sellers are downsizing, then young families may be your target market. If so, the lifestyle staging should reflect a younger buyer.
Home staging also gives the notion that a house is worth more money, and is well kept. If you have older, outdated furnishings, I would highly recommend hiring a professional home stager to bring in updated furnishings and accessories to give your home a newer, fresh look. If you are on a tight budget or a D.I.Y.’er, consider hiring a home stager for a consultation. It is the first step and a very cost effective way to stage your home, giving you a third-party, non-partial perspective of your property.
If homes are staged, buyers will realize the seller cares and has maintained and taken care of the inside and out.
A staged home will show better, bringing you more traffic and better offers, which can result in a bidding war.
Having your home staged is easier to keep show-ready at all times, taking the stress out of last minute showings.
Don’t give buyers a reason to walk through your home and pick it apart only to give you a low ball offer. Home staging will be the best investment you can make when selling your largest asset!

Cindy Bryant is the Owner of Redesign Etc. Home Staging, a full-service business serving the Greater Houston area. She started the company in 2006 and has staged and consulted on hundreds of homes worth over $100 million dollars in real estate properties. She has been featured on two episodes of “Stretch Your Dollar” on ABC Channel 13, The Houston Chronicle and live talk radio. Cindy is a Featured Blogger and Ambassador for the Texas Home and Garden Show, a member of the Benjamin Moore Design Advisory Board. She is a Real Estate Observer Expert, CORT Corporate Stager for Houston and author of numerous articles. Cindy was awarded the Best in HOUZZ 2014 in Satisfaction. To learn more about Cindy and her business, visit www.RedesignEtc.com.

Don’t forget to visit www.remax-nj.com to see homes for sale in New Jersey.