You want your home to catch the attention of potential home buyers right from the start and make a lasting first impression. The best way to make this happen is to stage your home to sell quickly and for more money!

🧐 What is Home Staging?

Home staging involves preparations that create an appealing and inviting atmosphere for a property in order to make it real estate market ready. As a home seller, you want both the inside and the outside of the home to appeal to a broad range of potential buyers.

example of staged living room

Because of the positive impact staging has during showings and open houses, there is the potential to sell your home for the best return on your investment. In the Sioux Falls area, I recommend Stephanie at Set to Sell for any of your staging needs.

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πŸ›‹οΈ Do Home Buyers Keep Staged Items?

Some items used in staging a home include artwork, lamps, rugs, towels, vases with flowers, furniture, pillows, and decor. If a home buyer isn’t sure if the item comes with the home, they may ask their real estate agent to ask on their behalf.

example of staged kitchen

If the staging item belongs to the stager or a rental company, the home buyer typically does not retain the item once the property is purchased. These items are often purcahse specifically by the stager to be used short term and are part of their business inventory, which means you can not offer these as part of the sale.

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If the staging item belongs to the you and you’re willing to part with the item, you may find that it helps sell your home quicker to include the items in the sale contract. Consider including the items that are specifically admired by a potential buyer.

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🀷 Why is Staging Important?

Staging is an important part of selling a home because it helps make the rooms appealing and less personal. You’ll want to remove all personal photographs, collections, and anything that could be seen as controversial.

Why would you remove all personal items for staging? Potential buyers want to see themselves living in the home, and they may find that difficult to do if the house is filled with things that remind them that someone else is currently living in the home.

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Of course, buyers are perfectly aware that you live in the home and have memories there that are precious, but staging is about creating an inviting illusion of sorts that allows the buyer to see a blank or more neutral canvas. Since many buyers will see your home’s photographs before visiting, it’s best to do the staging before having professional photos taken for the listing.

🀩 Examples of STAGING!

In the before photo of the room below, you can see that the room lacks warmth and is not inviting. With staging, the room became interesting, warm, and appealing to a broader range of home buyers.

The room in this before photo is dark, cluttered, and lacks interesting elements. What an improvement in the after photo! The room is now elegant, welcoming, and would likely bring a higher sale price.

Before and After Pictures of Staging

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