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Staging for Success

When selling your home, it’s critical to stand out. That’s why Niche Homes prepares every listing to shine with our professional staging services–the art of showcasing a home at its best. In this blog post, we’ll explore why staging is so important when listing a house and how it can significantly impact the selling process.

First Impressions Matter

The old adage “you never get a second chance to make a first impression” definitely holds true in real estate. When potential buyers walk through the front door, they should immediately feel a connection to the space. Home staging ensures that your property makes a positive and lasting first impression, helping buyers envision themselves living in the home.

Highlighting Key Features

Professional stagers are skilled at identifying a home’s unique features and highlighting them to their full potential. Whether it’s a stunning fireplace, a spacious kitchen, or a picturesque view, staging helps draw attention to these highlights, making them more noticeable and appealing to potential buyers.

Creating Emotional Connections

Buying a home is an emotional decision, and staging helps evoke positive emotions in potential buyers. By creating a warm, inviting atmosphere, staging enables buyers to visualize the life they could have in the space. This emotional connection can significantly influence their decision-making process.

Maximizing Space and Functionality

One common challenge in real estate is presenting a property’s true potential in terms of space and functionality. Staging addresses this by arranging furniture and decor in a way that maximizes the perceived space and highlights the functionality of each room. This is especially crucial in smaller or awkwardly shaped spaces.

Neutralizing Personalization

While your home may be filled with cherished memories and personal touches, potential buyers need to see themselves in the space. Staging helps neutralize the home by removing excessive personalization, allowing buyers to envision the property as a blank canvas for their own life and style. As a general rule of thumb, we advise sellers to pack up fifty percent of their personal belongings, eliminate clutter, and take down family photos and other sentimental memorabilia. We’ve found this preliminary packing phase helps sellers start to mentally and emotionally prepare for selling their home.

Professional Photography and Virtual Tours

In today’s digital age, the majority of home buyers start their search online. Staged homes not only look better in photographs but also stand out in virtual tours. Professional staging enhances the visual appeal of your listing, increasing the chances of attracting more potential buyers online. Our stagers are adept at arranging rooms to photograph well and we work with the best photographers in the business to ensure the end result is of the highest quality.

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Faster and Potentially Higher Offers

Homes that are well-staged often sell faster than their non-staged counterparts. Additionally, the perceived value of a staged home tends to be higher, potentially resulting in more competitive offers. According to the International Association of Homes Staging Professionals, 85% of staged homes sold for up to 23% over the list price. We have seen, time and time again, the true value of staging for our clients with consistently shorter days on market compared to similar homes.

For the Win

In the competitive world of real estate, staging is an indispensable tool for homeowners looking to sell their properties quickly and at a lucrative price. From creating memorable first impressions to helping buyers emotionally connect with the space, the benefits of staging are numerous.

Tegan Liddiard, Designer with Niche Homes Studio, is passionate about creating spaces that are beautiful, functional, and efficient.

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