Hello Readers! When thinking of a subject to write about this week, I decided to write a little article on all of the “Excuses Not to Stage my Property for Sale” I have heard. We are going to take each excuse we have heard throughout our career in home staging & challenge it with the truth. It’s going to be an interesting one..
"I can sell my house without staging"
You’re right. Every house will sell…it’s just a matter of when and for how much. Even if your home sells quickly in a good market, it doesn’t mean that it sold for the top amount it could have commanded with professional staging. Remember, professionally staged homes sell on a conservative average for about 6%+ more than non-staged homes. If your home sold for £300K un-staged, it probably would have sold for £320K staged!
“My property is in a great area & it will sell quickly anyway”
Great! But why wouldn’t you give your property the best chance possible? Get more viewers & ultimately what everyone wants- a closing date & higher offer. If you gave me a tenner & I gave you a twenty back, would you take it? So why not invest 1k to make 5k off the back of it?
“My property has just been refurbished, it sells itself”
90% of viewers don’t have the vision to imagine what could be done with an empty space. If you don’t have that eye, empty space = overwhelm. Overwhelm = excuses not to buy. Stage your property & do the thinking for them!
“I could own the furniture if I do it myself”
Yes you could own the furniture if you buy it yourself, but what people often forget is that when the property sells & the furniture doesn’t, where are you going to store the furniture? Try spending a few hundred pounds per month on storage & see what costs less.
Excuse 5: “I don’t want to keep the furniture, I just want it for the photographs”
Imagine viewing a property online, the most gorgeous property you have ever seen! You book a viewing, you cant wait, you arrive… & it’s EMPTY!! You’ve been conned, you wanted to see your dream home set up as it was in the photos!
This is why we don’t furnish properties & disappear with the furniture after the last click of the camera. At ThePropertyStagers, we make dreams, not crush them
If you can think of any other reasons to not stage your property for sale we would to love hear from you!
“You can’t sell it if you can’t see it”- Barb Schwarz, The Creator of Home Staging