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.