Is It Worth It to Pay Someone to Stage My Home?
We know that preparing to sell your home can be overwhelming, and it’s tempting to look for ways to reduce the hassle and cut unnecessary expenses. Which leads to our question, when it comes to selling my home, is it worth paying someone to stage it? We say YES! And here’s why.
Hiring a home stager works to your advantage because a well-dressed, beautiful house attracts all the right kind of attention from buyers. The overall goal is to help buyers fall in love with your home -- hopefully leading to an offer to buy.
When you decide to hire a home stager, you can expect your him or her to examine your home from top to bottom and develop a plan to highlight your home’s best features and compensate for any shortcomings. From there, he or she will make recommendations. For example, a stager might recommend removing a bulky furniture piece to help a space appear larger. Or adding decor items to your home to help your home appeal to a wide variety of tastes. Experienced stagers have a collection of carefully chosen and coordinated decor items--welcome mats, throw pillows, art work, etc.--to bring into your home and make it feel like a place someone would want to live.
Take it from us, we’ve seen a lot of homes, and when your home is staged appropriately, your home’s marketing photos look amazing, your home stands out from other homes on the market, and buyers find it easier to visualize themselves living there. All these things help your home sell faster and for more money than if you didn’t use a home stager.
So if you’re thinking about selling, staging is definitely something you should be considering. In fact, many realtors have home stagers on staff that they’ll pay for as part of their services. It’s really an investment that pays off and is worth talking about with your realtor.
If you have additional questions about the process of selling your home or how to give you home the advantage over the competition on the market, give a BHURDinUtah agent a text or call today. We’re happy to discuss your options and help you with a plan that works best for you.