When it comes to selling a home, the importance of staging cannot be overstated. A well-staged home can help potential buyers envision themselves living in the space, understand the layout and potential, and create an emotional connection to the property. While some homeowners may be hesitant to invest in professional home staging, real estate agents and sellers alike agree that the benefits are well worth the cost.
Home Staging Statistics
Real estate agents, who often work with professional stagers to prepare homes for sale, emphasize the impact of staging on a home’s perceived value. According to a survey by the National Association of Realtors, 83-percent of buyers’ agents said that staging a home made it easier for a buyer to visualize the property as a future home. Additionally, 44-percent of agents said that staging a home increased its perceived value by 1 to 10-percent, while 18-percent said that staging increased a property’s value by 11 to 20-percent.
Working With Agents
Our real estate agents know first hand that staging can help a home stand out in a crowded market, leading to faster sales and potentially higher offers. “We’ve worked with Chicagoland Home Staging countless times over the years and have found Margaret and her team to be absolute professionals, consistently willing to go the extra mile to ensure our complete satisfaction,” explained Karen Marposon, Principal Broker, Monarque Group, Keller Williams, who went on to say, “their ability to showcase the best a property has to offer is second to none. I highly recommend working with them!”
Staged properties always look more appealing in photographs and videos, which is crucial in today’s market where so much shopping is done online.
Successful Sellers Who Get It
Sellers who have invested in professional home staging agree with these benefits, noting the impact it had on their own home sale experience. “I was amazed that Chicagoland Home Staging managed to transform my house in just one day. We had two offers the first weekend! Thank you and the team for everything.” says Colleen Jennings, a homeowner in Naperville who recently sold her home.
Another seller, Milan Shah, adds, “Chicagoland Home Staging knocks it out of the park. The super talented team did a great job enhancing my home. I found the turn key process super easy and trusted them with the creative design and freedom to what they thought was necessary. The overall all results were stunning!”
Why Chicagoland Home Staging
Of course, the benefits of professional home staging depend on finding the right stager for your needs. Our collaborative approach makes us the trusted teammate for sellers and real estate agents — with over $25 million of referred services to our partners. Our team has over 30+ combined years of full-time staging experience, and the Chicagoland Home Staging professional designers are trained experts, who are multi-award winners in the home staging industry.
Communication plays an important role between the seller, agent, and stager to ensure that the staging aligns with the seller’s goals and budget.
While some homeowners may be hesitant to invest in professional home staging, the benefits are clear. Staging can increase a home’s perceived value, help it stand out in a crowded market, and create an emotional connection with potential buyers. For sellers who want to get the most out of their home sale, working with Chicagoland Home Staging is a smart investment contact us here for more information.