Top 5 Reasons to Stage Your Home (Even in a Hot Housing Market)

It is impossible to ignore that we are in a housing boom. With inventory at historic lows and – what feels like more buyers than ever before – homes are moving quickly and getting multiple offers.

Real estate agents may think that a “hot” market means fast, easy money for their home. After all, a hot market means low inventory combined with lots of buyers looking for the perfect place. In many instances, a hot market does indeed mean a faster sale at or above asking price. However, there are some pitfalls that a house seller in a hot market needs to be aware of before watching the money roll in.

One of the nice aspects of a bustling housing market is that outdated or quirky homes sell more quickly than they otherwise would. Sellers in a hot market has a better chance of selling a home “as-is” without having to make major updates.

So, what about staging your home in a hot market… Is it really even necessary if potential buyers are willing to buy a home as-is?

The simple answer is: YES.

Top 5 Reasons to Stage Your Home (Even in a Hot Housing Market)

If you want to attract multiple offers on your property right after listing it, staging is probably the number one way to make that happen. In a hot market, buyers need to move quickly and are driven by first impressions and emotions. There is no better way to make someone fall in love with your house than to stage it. This will give it an even better advantage over any other homes that go on the market.

Want to quickly attract the right buyers and bring in the best offers? Here are our top five reasons why you should stage your home!

1. Stand out above the competition. In a hot market, buyers need to move quickly and are driven by emotions. Staged homes bring life and personality to a space, helping buyers fall in love and wanting your home over the competition. 
 

2. Helps homes feel move-in ready. When the market is hot and prices are higher, buyers are less likely to have funds for renovations. Staging highlights the best features of the home and shows off it’s potential.

Related: Common Mistakes to Avoid When Home Staging

3. Helps buyers feel confident. In an empty room buyers may find it difficult to know where to place the furniture. Usually, the more questions a buyer has, the less certainty they feel around purchasing your home.
 

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4. Rooms feel larger with furniture in it. Many people think a room looks larger with no furniture in it, but it’s just the opposite. Rooms actually appear smaller when empty. Staging helps buyers know that their bigger pieces will fit in the space.
 

5. Don’t leave money on the table. According to a 2020 report*, 85% of staged homes sold between 5-23% over list price and 75% of sellers saw an ROI of 5-15%. Sellers who forego staging can end up leaving a lot of money on the table.

These five reasons to stage your home are pretty important even in a hot housing market!

Your turn: Will you be staging your home anytime soon? Tell us in the comments!

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