Homes that are empty are in special need of staging. Please see our reasons below on why it's so critical to stage a vacant home.
Home must be prepped and cleaned prior to Stager arriving
WHY IT'S SO CRITICAL TO STAGE A VACANT HOME
People don’t buy houses…they buy homes!
The number one reason a buyer purchases a home is because it ‘felt like home.’ It was warm and inviting. The buyer made an emotional connection with the home. Have you ever heard of an empty room described as warm and inviting? The three most popular words to describe an empty room are sterile, cold, and uninviting.
Without furniture…there is no Frame of Reference.
Without furniture, it’s incredibly difficult to tell the scale and size of a room. Many times a buyer can’t tell if a vacant room is the living room or dining room in an unfurnished home. Don’t keep them guessing because it only distracts them from considering the home as a purchase. A home shows better when it is furnished. A buyer should not need to second guess if there is space in a dining room for a table, or how their bed will fit in the bedroom. A furnished home helps them identify the purpose of each room as well as helping them visualize how their furniture will fit.
When a room is kept empty…buyers focus on negative details.
Can you imagine a brand new Mercedes without a paint job? Do you think people would notice the beautiful car or the missing paint? The vent under the window is much more noticeable in an empty room and tends to draw one’s eye to it. However, in a furnished room, the vent would hardly be noticed. Home Staging capitalizes on the positive aspects of a home, while de-emphasizing the negative aspects in order to position a home that will make an emotional connection with the buyer.
Only 10% of buyers can actually visualize the ‘potential’ of the home.
Nine out of every ten people walking in the home have no imagination of the wonderful possibilities the home has to offer. They can’t picture it. Don’t let a simple thing like no furniture, or limited furniture, ruin the sale. Don’t take those odds! They may affect the price significantly.
The ‘Cost of Vacancy’ is much more than the cost of ‘Vacant Staging.’
The average vacant home takes twice as long to sell than the occupied home. Selling investment properties, or moving before your old home has sold, can create a hefty financial burden with months of carrying costs and maintenance. We can create a 'model home' look on your budget, so call today for your customized vacant proposal!