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The Importance of Home Staging When Selling Your Home

When selling your home, first impressions are everything. In many cases, a buyer’s first glance at a property can potentially mean the difference between making an offer and moving on to other options. While a property may have excellent potential and be in a great neighborhood, if its appearance in listings and photographs is lackluster, its chances of selling can be slim. This is why home staging is so important.

Home staging is the practice of preparing a home for market by making it look appealing, thereby increasing its appeal to the highest number of potential buyers. Home staging techniques focus on improving a property’s aesthetic appeal through the strategic use of lighting, accessories, painting, artwork, furniture groupings, and complimentary colors, allowing stagers to transform a property into an enticing space that anyone might want.

Home stagers typically do the following to prepare a home for sale:

  • Examining your home from top to bottom
  • Highlighting your home’s best features and hiding shortcomings
  • Recommending items and furniture to keep in the house and those which should be removed prior to an open house or showing
  • Arranging recommended repairs or work
  • Bringing in furniture and other accessories
  • Adding finishing touches

In some cases, proper home staging can be used to make a space look 200-300 square feet larger, exposing a property’s potential and drawing higher offers. In fact, research has shown that home staging can reduce a listing’s time on the market by one third to one half, and could fetch as much as 6% to 20% more than an empty or improperly staged home.

Stage Your Home with Dippy Chhina

If you are looking to sell a home in the Santa Clarita Valley, Santa Clarita Real Estate Agent Dippy Chhina can provide the knowledgeable guidance you need to help you spruce up your home and seek top dollar for your property. As both an accredited home stager and a trusted realtor with years of experience, Dippy can help eliminate the guesswork of the real estate selling process and ensure your best interests are guarded at all times.

Call (661) 441-3304 or schedule a real estate consultation today.