Staging by the Numbers
Although we can't predict when a property will sell and for what price, we do know that professional staging has the following quantifiable benefits:
Reduced Days on Market
According to the National Association of Realtors, staged homes sell 72% faster than non-staged homes. The average listing time of a staged property is 13.9 days. 95.6% of INhance IT! staged homes have been under contract in 11 days or less.
More Foot Traffic
92% of buyers begin their home search on the internet. Homes that are staged present better online, resulting in more showings and higher open-house turnout. Staged homes are merchandised to appeal to the widest range of people, this can increase the amount of interested buyers.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development reports that a staged home sells on average 17% higher. Staged homes sell at an average of 6.4% above list price. 63% of home buyers said they would pay more for a move-in ready home.
The average staging investment for vacant properties is approximately 1% of the home’s list price. The cost of staging your property is considerably less than a price reduction. According to Zillow, a 1% price reduction occurs each month a home goes unsold.
Today’s buyers have high expectations and many choices. Staging allows a home to be shown in optimal condition and makes it stand out from the competition. For this reason, 85% of realtors recommend professional staging.
Over 90% of buyers first searched for homes online. 84% reported that photographs were the most important information provided. The use of quality photos means the difference between good foot traffic and no showings.
Our trained expert will provide a detailed curb-through-basement assessment outlining an Action Plan for you to complete in order to prepare your property for market. This meeting will take 1-2 hours and may include suggestions to paint, remove wallpaper, de-clutter/pack up various collections, furniture placement, landscaping suggestions, and more. We’ll also provide our informative “Staging Sells” handbook that will guide you through this entire process.
Now it becomes vital that you complete the work outlined in the Action Plan. We have access to a completely vetted list of Certified Vendors should the need for professional help arise. If necessary, our stager can return for an additional consultation to assist you with finish selections and anything else beyond the scope of the initial consultation. Additional visits are billed hourly, as outlined by your stager during the initial consultation. The more you do to prepare your house, the faster it will sell!
Once steps one and two are fully completed, you are now ready for the second phase of the home staging process. INhance IT! will showcase the property to get it ready for photos. This involves moving furniture around, re-styling accessories, bringing in rental furnishings, and hanging art. Showcasing is an extra cost and will be determined based on your budget and needs. Your stager will discuss this during or following the initial consultation.
What to Know
Your house is probably your largest investment and selling it can be one of the most important and stressful times in your life. Staging is the process of getting your home ready for market. Staging is the only service performed in preparation for selling a home that actually brings measurable value. By following the steps and professional recommendations provided by INhance IT! Home Staging, you are sure to secure the most equity for your property and fewer days on the market.
Your first showing is typically online, 92% of prospective buyers shop there before they ever step foot in your house. It is crucial that your MLS photos get the buyer’s attention.
Our goal is to help you pay attention to the smallest details which could detract from the goal of securing the most equity. If you choose not to do the work now, the buyer will either move on to a more desirable property or make an offer for much LESS than you expect. A recent survey showed that 63% of buyers preferred to pay more money for a property that is move-in ready. The more you do to prepare your house, the faster it will sell!
It is very important to take the time to complete all three steps. Only when all three steps are complete should your agent begin marketing your property.
When you have completed all action items outlined by our professional stager, you will be ready for the second phase of the home staging process- showcasing.
In the second phase, INhance IT! will showcase the property to get it ready for photos. We will assist you in rearranging furniture to make spaces appear larger and more welcoming. We will draw attention to architectural details and positive aspects of the property by creating vignettes, hanging artwork, creating tablescapes, and purchasing any on-trend props (bedding, decorative pillows, etc.) that will make your property stand out from the competition.
Only after this phase is complete, your property will be ready for photos. Once the photos have been taken and your real estate agent has created dynamic marketing materials, your home will be ready to market.
Over 90% of buyers first searched for homes online. 84% reported that photographs were the most important information provided.
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What our Clients Say
Inhance IT! Home Staging is an essential part of selling each and every one of our listings! Whether the home is occupied or empty, we invite their team into our listings to perfect each and every one before they hit the market! We have numerous success stories over the years of how staging is key to winning top dollar for our clients and quickly so our listings do not sit on the market! We would never be able to do it without our fabulous staging partners and recommend them to anyone and everyone!!!
We were thrilled with the transformation that Liz and her team created in our condominium. The furnishings were creative and beautiful and truly enhanced the features of the home. Liz was easy to work with and her team was very professional in both the installation and removal of the staging.
Liz and her team have worked with numerous clients of ours…they are fantastic. With their wonderful eye for color, style, size and placement, I never have to worry and always know that they will do a great job. Besides that, they are all so incredibly nice to work with and work so hard to accommodate my client’s schedule. They are the best!
A real estate agent’s reputation is only as good as the team she brings to the client. Inhance IT! Home Staging is the best of the industry. Their work is creative and appropriate to the targeted market. Their pricing is very fair and their interaction with the client is responsive and professional. Once you use INhanceIT you’ll never consider anyone else for your staging needs.
What is staging? Preparing a home for sale. A stager must prepare the home so that it appeals to the widest range of buyers… INhance it! does this better than anybody. Just check their record. I have had the pleasure to work with INhance iT! on numerous occasions and have always been extremely satisfied with the results.
My experience with INhance IT has been amazing! Their attention to detail makes our model homes stand out in a crowd! We are very impressed with their attention to detail and their professionalism is outstanding! We are looking forward to using them for years to come!
The staging done by INhance IT! totally changed the perception of our listings in the MLS and on the internet. It allowed the photos to show off the space and minimize any imperfections. Since over 85% of buyers are looking on the internet, we intend to stage properties as often as possible. Thanks INhance IT for a great job!
Our experiences with INhance IT! Home Staging have been absolutely fantastic! Not only do they do an extraordinary job of staging homes, they run their business in a most professional and efficient manor. Once a home is professionally staged by INhance IT! and properly marketed, days on the market are dramatically reduced. We are proud to refer their services to our clients, as they never disappoint. We give INhance IT Home Staging our highest recommendation!