Home Staging - Is it Really Worth the Money?

I am a born and raised coupon-cutting, only order water at restaurants, shop the sale's rack girl.  I don't like to spend unnecessary money.  Who does? 

With an upbringing like this, every purchase I make I ask myself, "Is it really worth the money?" 

When I want my house heated in the freezing temperatures, the gas bill is an obvious yes.  But when I am moving out of a house, is it worth the cost to stage it?  Why should I spend another penny on something I'm selling?

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The quick answer is yes, it's worth the money.  But don't take my word for it. 

Staged homes spend 90% less time on the market than un-staged homes, according to the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA).  That translates to a big cost savings for you.  

Use the Home Staging Savings Calculator on your own home and the investment in staging quickly becomes a no-brainer.

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More time on the market also means contending with the headache of more showings, more cleaning your house to perfection, leaving your home at the drop of a hat, and even worse, price drops.

Right about now you are probably thinking, that's great but we live in Raleigh.  One of the nation's hottest markets.  Named #8 in the "Top 2017 Housing Market" by Realtor.com.  Time on the market is not something to worry about.     

And you're right.  Days on market are at record lows.  The population growth and low interest rates make it a strong seller's market.  So why bother? 

It's simple.

In a seller's market, staging means multiple offers and often offers above the asking price.  That means more money in your pocket. 

On average, staged homes sell for 20% more than non-staged homes (Realtor.com).  20%!  That is nothing to scoff at. 

Not sure where to start?  We're here to help.  We use our real estate, design, and marketing experience to walk you through every opportunity to get the most equity out of your home and take the stress out the preparation. 

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