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Increase the Value of Your Home with Staging

Posted by HH360 on September 20, 2018
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How Your Real Estate Agent Can Help You Stage Your Home

Staging your home can decrease market time and increase dollar value.

There are many things homeowners can do to sell their home. They can make some renovations, improve the home’s curb appeal and another way is to stage their home.

Why stage a home? Here are two statistics that might make you consider it. According to a survey from the National Association of Realtors:

  • Thirty-nine percent of sellers’ agents stated that staging a home greatly decreases the amount of time the home is on the market.
  • Approximately one-third of buyer’s agents said that staging a home increased the dollar value offered up to five percent.

Realtors® can be a very valuable resource when staging a home. They work closely with homebuyers and get to see first-hand what today’s buyers really want.

A successful Realtor utilizes data when staging a home. Being aware of the current trends in real estate, and buyer behavior and interests is critical. In today’s world, trends are constantly changing, and that’s where the Multiple Listing Service of Hilton Head Island (HHIMLS) comes in. Their real estate agents have access to the most current technology providing data in real time.

Staging a home can help buyers visualize a home. Realtors know that to sell your home, you need to make it look appealing. There are many ways that you can do this. Clear out the clutter. A room filled with clutter will make the homebuyer think the room is too small. This may include removing excess furniture. It is important to have a smooth traffic flow. Even little things like changing out an old light fixture can make a big difference. Curb Appeal, Curb Appeal … A buyer may fall in love before they walk through the door.

Colette Stevenson, CEO


Considering a move to the Hilton Head area? Our Members access the latest Real Estate data, inventory, and tracking trends to help you find your perfect piece of the Lowcountry. By utilizing the most advanced tools in the industry, we make the process smooth and simple for buyers and sellers. Turn to an HHIMLS member to make South Carolina your home today.

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It is important how your home looks online. This is something Realtors take in consideration when staging a home. It’s one thing for a potential buyer to love the house when it is seen in person, but in many instances, you have to get them to want to make the effort to come out to the property. Therefore, a good first impression on the web is vital. Staging can help show off a home’s greatest attributes especially when the photographer creates a property’s portfolio.

When it comes to staging a home, a seller cannot take suggestions personally. If the home has an unpleasant odor, the seller needs to know so that it can be addressed – maybe just airing out the home or lighting a few candles can do the trick. The home may need to be painted or the carpets may need to be professionally cleaned. Even though it may be a little uncomfortable to be critical, agents need to remind the seller that they have the seller’s best interest at heart.

In many instances, staging isn’t difficult and the importance of a Realtor’s assistance cannot be denied. So much of the success of staging involves knowing what the buyer really wants. Knowledge is power and HHIMLS Real Estate Professionals have that knowledge.

HHIMLS is always at the forefront of changing technologies and processes designed to help its members be more effective. It helps the home buying and selling process by keeping inventory, real-time statistics, and tracking trends which is vital to real estate professionals’ and to consumers’ success. To find an HHIMLS agent or learn more, go to www.hiltonheadmls.com.

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