There’s a lot of behind-the-scenes work that goes into selling a home that many people don’t quite understand until the first time they do it themselves. If you don’t do your research, work with the right people, or listen to the professionals trying to help you, there are a lot of places in this process where you can go wrong and make a mistake that costs you time or money on your final sale price.
One of the most common mistakes inexperienced sellers make is not staging their home—a decision often made based on misinformation they’ve heard about home staging. Let’s debunk some of these perpetuated home staging myths, so you don’t overlook the value of this crucial home sale step!
Myth #1: Home staging is just decorating.
When you consider the goal of home staging, you could actually argue that home staging is the complete opposite of decorating. Interior decorating is based on the homeowner’s personal style and tastes, whereas the goal of staging is to broaden the look of your space to appeal to the widest range of buyers possible. Staging is, in a way, a strategic process that undoes what decorating has accomplished.
Myth #2: Home staging is only for luxury homes.
Every space can benefit from staging, no matter the size, price point, location, or market. Even smaller and less expensive apartments and houses for sale need staging to bring out their full potential, attract more buyers, and sell for the highest price possible. The key is to invest in the right amount and type of staging for the specific needs of your space.
Myth #3: Home staging is unaffordable.
Yes, staging services are going to cost money. However, when you consider how much ROI they generate, home staging usually ends up paying for itself (and then some)! Staged homes are easier for buyers to connect with, which facilitates an emotional investment that leads to a higher financial investment. In other words, staged homes sell for more money. Plus, if you know where to look, there are budget-friendly staging solutions out there that offer the same designer upgrades for your home as full-service staging—like DIY Stage2Go!
Our DIY home staging packages are designer-quality without the designer price tag. We make the staging process quick, easy, and affordable, because we believe bringing out the best in your home shouldn’t have to break the bank.
To get started with one of our stylish staging packages, give us a call at 202-257-2072!