According to 2015 report by the National Association of Realtors, “96% of home buyers reported being either affected by, or somewhat affected by, home staging.” That same report shows that “37% of Realtors surveyed report that buyers offer 1 to 5 % more for staged homes and an additional 22% of Realtors said the increases is closer to 6 to 10%.”
Staging a home for sale is not a new concept but it started to become more popular when home sales began to decline during the housing and mortgage crisis. It was at this time that Debbie turned her attention to expanding her decorating business to include home staging.
Home staging is often confused with decorating. However, good staging is nothing like decorating. Decorating transforms your home into a space that reflects your personal style and interests. Yet the moment you commit to marketing your home for sale, you no longer want your home to be a personal showcase of your lifestyle, but rather a space where buyers can envision how they are going to live. The goal of staging is to make sure your home speaks to as many buyers as it can in a compelling way.
With almost 10 years of experience, Debbie has what it takes to help sell your home faster for more money. She can often do this at relatively little to no cost, working with what you have by rearranging your items and furnishings to ensure that your home is remembered for features rather than your personal touches.