As those in the industry know, home staging can help you show your home in the best possible light. Essentially, home staging can make a house ‘look better’ and showcase possibilities to potential buyers. The benefits of this may be attracting more buyers, achieving a faster sale and achieving top dollar which can far outweigh the cost of staging – some stagers even estimate that using their services can achieve a 10% higher sale price.
Another way to think of home staging is this: if there were two homes in the same neighbourhood which were very similar in price and one home was clutter free, clean and nicely decorated, which home do you think they would be more attracted to or see themselves living in?
So how much does home staging cost?
With home staging prices in New Zealand varying from just under $1,000 to around $2,000 for a two bedroom home, it does pay to shop around. However, your Top Agent may be able to recommend a home stager who is suited to your type of property and has a proven track record because with all services, there are those who know what they are doing and those that don’t!
It is also important to note that there are the options of a partial staging or even a design consult if you are a more price sensitive seller. Many stagers will be happy to discuss their range of services and work with you to get your home looking the best it can be within your budget.
So if you are thinking of selling your home, don’t dismiss the services of a home stager as they may make the selling process less stressful and attract just the ‘right’ buyer.