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What is Home Staging and What Does It Cost?

home staging in the kitchenLearn more about how home staging can help you sell.

If you’re looking to get the top dollar for your property on the market (and who isn’t?), staging can help you do it. Staging is when the homeowner prepares the property for a potential home buyer – basically, “setting the stage”. It can involve redecorating, rearranging furniture, cleaning, and other aesthetic strategies to present the home in the best possible light.

Benefits

Home staging comes with a wide array of benefits, the ultimate one being that it makes it easier for potential buyers to envision themselves in the home. It provides a clean palette of sorts, one without clutter, personal belongings, photographs, and other items that might turn the buyer off. Staging can also make your home look more move-in ready, which helps the buyer see the property without needed renovating or repairs.

Cost

The cost of staging a property can vary hugely and will depend on several factors, including the size, location, price of the home, and the items you currently own. You may need to remove or replace certain items. For example, you may need to move certificates, photos, and artwork into storage. You may need new furniture that remains a neutral color and suits a wide range of tastes.

If you’re staging your property yourself, consider the following possible expenses:

  • Paint and home repair supplies
  • Storage units and organizers
  • New furniture and décor
  • Floral arrangements
  • Cleaning supplies

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