When a house goes on the market, it should be spick-and-span and in tiptop working order. It is a buyer’s market, and buyers typically expect nothing less than perfection.
Buyers want to walk into a home and feel that not only is it “move-in ready,” but that they can see themselves as well as their furniture easily adapting to the space. The key to this happening is to have each space perfectly defined for its use so that the buyer has no question as to how they would use it.
In one experience, we staged a home that had been on the market as a new build — empty — for eight long months with no offers. After staging, it sold in two weeks after only two open houses.
The builders felt confident that the reason it had finally sold was because it was so much more personal and warm when their prospective buyers entered the front door that they fell in love with the charm of not just the house, but also the atmosphere.
We featured these homes in one of our WV Design Team articles for the Charleston Gazette-Mail. To read the full article: Stages houses sell quicker