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Can Home Staging Really Win Over Buyers?

Staging & Buyers

It is said that home staging can significantly influence buyer’s perceptions of a home and even motivate them to pay more, according to the National Association of REALTORS 2015 Profile of Home Staging, a survey of more than 2,300 REALTORS representing buyers and seller.
Eighty – one percent of realtors who represent buyers state that staged homes make it easier for potential buyers to visualize a property as their future home. Forty – six percent of those same agents also reported that staging makes their buyers more willing to tour a property they viewed online and 45 percent say that buyers tend to view the value of the home more positively if it is decorated to buyers’ tastes.

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Twenty – eight percent of agents said their buyers are even more willing to overlook other property faults if a home is staged, according to NAR’s survey.
Buyer agents also say that staging can potentially influence how much their buyers are willing to offer for a home. According to this survey, thirty – two percent of buyers’ agents’ surveyed say that staged homes increase the overall dollar value that buyers are willing to offer from 1% to 5%; sixteen percent said it could increase offers by as much as 6% to 10%.

Whether you choose to stage or not it is vital that you take certain steps in order to ensure
that your home is as “show – friendly.”

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