The top five most important things a seller can do when putting a house on the market are:
1. Home staging
2. Cleaning and de-cluttering
3. Lightening and brightening
5. Repairing electrical and plumbing issues.
It's no surprise that home staging is the number one most important thing a seller can do. A properly staged home sells 30% - 50% faster and for 3% - 10% more than a home that is not staged!
If a $300,000 home sits on the market and ends up taking a 5% price reduction, that works out to an instant $15,000 loss to the seller. For a small fraction of that cost, the investment of a home stager just makes sense.
Professional home staging is just more than tidying up a house and putting some fruit in a centerpiece on the table. It is a well thought-out plan that includes every one of the five senses. Leave it to the pros.