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4 Reasons to Stage Your Lake Forest Home

08/28/21  |  Alissa McNicholas

Are you a seller looking to sell properties more quickly? Check out why home staging is a technique you should utilize

There are many different strategies that sellers use to attract potential buyers to purchase their next home. One technique that has proven to be efficient in landing more sales is staging homes. Home staging is when a seller takes a property and styles it by arranging furniture and adding decor, making it more appealing to buyers. 

There are several benefits to using this method when putting homes for sale on the market. Check out these four reasons as to why sellers should stage their homes. 

The Home Will Sell Quicker

It is important for sellers to sell their properties as soon as possible. The longer a home is listed on the market, the harder it is to sell. To ensure that the home sells as quickly as possible, make sure that it is staged in a way that will intrigue buyers. Empty homes that are not furnished don’t get as much attention and often get looked over. Investopedia reports that staged homes are often sold within an average of 23 days within being listed on the market. For this reason, making sure that your listing is presented properly to buyers can determine how quickly the listing is sold. 

Leads To More Open Houses

When putting up homes for sale online, the goal is to attract buyers to inquire more about the home. Open houses are extremely effective in getting people to purchase a home. Most people won’t purchase a home until they see it in person, and they are more inclined to visit homes that are nicely furnished and decorated. 

Attracts More Potential Buyers

First impressions are everything in the home-buying process. There is a lot of competition out there in the market, and staging your home can make it more attractive to potential buyers. It can help buyers see themselves in the home and helps them to envision themselves in it. When it comes to home listings, staged homes receive more visits than homes that are empty. According to Forbes, staged homes sell for an average of 17% more than non-staged homes. 

The Home Will Appear Larger

The way you stage a home can make it appear larger to potential buyers. When you’re staging the home, the goal is to give potential buyers an idea of what they could do with the space themselves. Style the home in a way that will maximize the space in each room. Doing this will allow buyers to see how they can make a smaller space work in their favor or even how to fill up a bigger home. 

If you’re interested in Lake Forest real estate, contact real estate agents Alissa McNicholas and Lori Baker from the Baker McNicholas Group


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