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H&M Top Staging Picks

Staging your home to sell is one of the most important steps to take to ensure you are receiving top dollar for your home. Although the cost might seem like a large investment, you might be surprised by the return you will receive.

When it comes to presenting your home, sellers want to make sure their space is neutral, updated, and fresh. This could be with new pillows and textiles, paint, or a full staging experience. When you work with me, I always provide a complimentary consultation with a staging industry leader; this is how much I believe in the affects of proper staging.

If you do not need a full furniture haul, I would at least recommend to simply spruce up your textiles and accessories. I have completed a list of some favorites from H&M that are stylish, fresh, and won't break the bank.

Need more proof? Take a look at these fun staging stats!

Home Staging: Buyers’ Agent Perspective:

  • Forty percent of buyers’ agents cited that home staging had an effect on most buyers’ view of the home.

  • Eighty-three percent of buyers’ agents said staging a home made it easier for a buyer to visualize the property as a future home.

  • Staging the living room was found to be most important for buyers (47 percent), followed by staging the master bedroom (42 percent), and staging the kitchen (35 percent).

  • One-quarter of buyer’s agents said that staging a home increased the dollar value offered between one and five percent, compared to other similar homes on the market that are not staged.

Home Staging: Sellers’ Agent Perspective:

  1. Twenty-eight percent of sellers’ agents said they staged all sellers’ homes prior to listing them for sale. Thirteen percent noted that they only staged homes that are difficult to sell.

  2. The most common rooms that were staged included the living room (93 percent), kitchen (84 percent), master bedroom (78 percent), and the dining room (72 percent).

  3. It was common that sellers’ agents personally offered to stage the home (26 percent).

  4. The median dollar value spent on home staging was $400.

  5. When staging a home, 22 percent of sellers’ agents reported an increase of one to five percent of the dollar value offered by buyers, in comparison to similar homes. Seventeen percent of respondents stated that staging a home increased the dollar value of the home between six and 10 percent.

  6. Twenty-eight percent of sellers’ agents stated that there were slight decreases in the time on the market when the home is staged.

  7. The most common home improvement items agents recommended to sellers were decluttering the home (95 percent), entire home cleaning (89 percent), removing pets during showings (83 percent), and carpet cleaning (78 percent).

* stats from NAR

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