Staging - Fast Facts

RESA's 2016 statistics: • unstaged homes spent an average of 184 days on market before staging • after staging, these homes sold on average in 41 days • homes that were staged PRIOR to going on the market sold on average in 23 days

RESA's 2016 statistics:

• unstaged homes spent an average of 184 days on market before staging

• after staging, these homes sold on average in 41 days

• homes that were staged PRIOR to going on the market sold on average in 23 days

Excerpt from RESA's 2016 'The Consumer's Guide to Real Estate Staging':

  • Buyers often do not have the funds to purchase a home then pay more money to address repairs, painting, etc.  Buyers realize and appreciate the benefits of purchasing a professionally staged property.
     
  • Professionally-staged properties show better than competing ones for sale, including new construction homes and higher-priced properties.
     
  • Staged properties can increase the number of offers and selling price in hot markets.
  • Buyers view professionally-staged listings as 'well-maintained’.

  • Buyers’ agents recognize that professionally-staged listings are “move-in” ready and are more inclined to show staged properties.

  • Photos of professionally-staged listings look better on the MLS, as well as in print.

  • Professionally staged listings “STAND-OUT” in prospective buyers’ minds. 

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Did You Know ...

With the Spring real estate market in full swing, there are some important tips that sellers must keep in mind:

  • the first 5 to 10 days a property is on the market are when the most people (buyers, agents, brokers) will tour the property.  Ever.  Make sure they see it in its best light.
  • On average, a buyer tours a property in less than 6 minutes and racks up every little thing in their mind that's left incomplete or is less than desirable (unfinished repairs, walls that need painted, outdated flooring, uncleanliness, etc.)   Your job is to remove ALL reasons for the buyer to offer you one cent less than the asking price.
  • The average seller is 57 years old and the average buyer is 32 years old.  Be sure your house is staged to appeal to the buyer who is most likely to make an offer.
  • Curb appeal is critical.  If your property's exterior and landscaping don't invite buyers inside, no amount of interior staging is going to sell your home.  
  • Today's buyer wants a move-in ready property.  What's most important?  Floors, neutral wall colour and (lots of) storage! 
 
 

Staging Day with Lori & Sonya

I was grateful to spend a day recently with home stagers Lori Pedersen and Sonya MacDonald, assisting them with staging a property in Markham, ON.  Both Lori and Sonya are Certified Staging Professionals and Mentors with the training program.  They offer their exceptional staging work in The GTA and York Region.

I've included some before and after pictures of the property that I was able to assist with.  All rooms were painted, potlights added and showcasing furniture brought in (after addressing the condition items) to create memorable appeal.  Always amazing what transformations can take place that benefit both the buyer and seller!

Full staging and design credit given to Lori Pedersen Home Staging+Styling - www.loripedersen.ca
Photo credit to Victor Wei @ www.winsold.com; Realtor credit to Brian Tanner of www.thetannerbrothers.com