Many people who are hoping to sell their homes may consider professional staging at a certain point. The obvious benefits of using a staging professional is that the makeover can potentially help you sell your home faster and for more money because it looks better. However, some people may talk themselves out of using a stager for various reasons. It's important to know that, in addition to the above benefits, there are some other reasons that staging is a good idea — including some reasons that you may not have previously considered. Here are some lesser-considered benefits of staging before listing your homes.
It Frees Up Your Time For Other Pursuits
There's little question that decorating your home before listing it for sale is a timely endeavor. When you turn this job over to a staging professional, it frees you up for other activities. These may include decluttering in cooperation with the stager, or you may simply opt to spend your time on things that you enjoy more. There are always lots of duties to manage as you get ready to sell your home, and having someone else take care of the staging can reduce your stress as you have more time for these other matters.
It May Not Be As Expensive As You Think
Don't be in a hurry to dismiss staging because of its cost. There are a couple cost-effective scenarios that may benefit you. Some listing agents will actually pay for the cost of staging a home. They know what value staging brings to the selling process, and may take care of this bill if the homeowner doesn't wish to. Another thing to consider is that not every room in your home may need staging. A staging professional may simply suggest staging a few rooms, which can be a cost-effective alternative to staging the entire house if you're on a budget.
It Helps You With Packing
Another key benefit of having your home staged before listing it for sale is that it provides you with a head start on your packing. As the stager begins to replace items in your home, you can box them up and either place them in storage, leave them at a family member's home or, if you've already taken possession of your next home, move them into the new residence right away. This can make the process of packing and moving less daunting for you.