“You never get a second chance to make a first impression” This age-old aphorism has never been more true than when it comes to selling a property. If a home doesn’t grab potential buyers’ immediate attention, they’re likely to say “Let’s see the next one”. Psychology studies reveal that first impressions are formed within the first 60 seconds and far more than 50% of a person’s opinion is determined by appearance. Sometimes, it is not possible to close a sale because the potential buyer cannot see beyond a home’s first appearance and envision what it would be like to live in it, unless it’s staged. Sometimes, when a property has been on the market for a while, there may be a problem that is turning people off.
“You never get a second chance to make a first impression”
Home staging is the art of expertly dressing up the house by adding decor and rearranging furniture to make it look stunning for listing photos and walkthroughs. It is about making your home look neat, stylish, and inviting to a potential home buyer.
5 Reasons to Do Home Staging when selling Your Property
The home staging practice, which has already proven to be very successful in the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia is becoming more and more popular in Europe and Mallorca. Here are the most important reasons why you should stage your home for resale in the real estate marketplace.
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What does the home staging process involve?
Home staging focuses on two parallel aspects, fixing technical issues such as, for example, repairing moisture problems and cleaning up mold, and enhancing its appeal, because you want the buyer to fall in love with it. A staging plan is usually made once it has been assessed what needs to be done to get the home in top condition for presenting it on the market.
A well-staged home will show its full potential and will usually be appraised at full market value. And chances are that the home will sell a lot faster.
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