Zillow Advice: Pricing - Will a vacant home sell better if staged? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Will-a-vacant-home-sell-better-if-staged/498352/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate I think market and area play ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Will-a-vacant-home-sell-better-if-staged/498352/ I think market and area play the deciding factor, I have had clients leave a home telling me it felt"fake and cold" after visiting a staged home. Fri, 23 Aug 2013 01:07:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Will-a-vacant-home-sell-better-if-staged/498352/ 2013-08-23T01:07:00Z I agree with all of the prior ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Will-a-vacant-home-sell-better-if-staged/498352/ I agree with all of the prior posts, YES! &nbsp;Staging definitely boosts the appeal during the critical first impression phase that potential buyers will see. &nbsp;If you've ever seen a model home at a new construction neighborhood, think about how welcoming it feels with all of the interior decor, as if you're already "at home". &nbsp;Many buyers are very visual shoppers, and it's nice to provide them with a stunning idea of how their next home could look.<br/><br/>Some stagers can provide their professional consulting on ways of maximizing the appeal, using your existing setup, if you still have your own furniture in the home. &nbsp;If it's already vacant, they can provide furnishings and accessories at various monthly rental rates, either partially, or for the full home. &nbsp;<br/><br/>With that being said, I also highly agree with Guy's point as well, that your area should first be analyzed to determine the market conditions. &nbsp;Any real estate agent should be able to provide such data. &nbsp;Some areas are indeed selling very fast, vacant or not, and you could possibly save on the staging expense and still have a smooth and quick sale! Sat, 22 Jun 2013 05:18:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Will-a-vacant-home-sell-better-if-staged/498352/ 2013-06-22T05:18:00Z Generally speaking, yes.&nbsp; ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Will-a-vacant-home-sell-better-if-staged/498352/ Generally speaking, yes.&nbsp; But you would have to factor in other variables such as cost / benefit and overall market conditions.&nbsp; If homes in your area are selling fast and at or very near asking price, taking on the expense of staging may not be necessary. Fri, 21 Jun 2013 18:20:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Will-a-vacant-home-sell-better-if-staged/498352/ 2013-06-21T18:20:00Z YES the "lived in " look ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Will-a-vacant-home-sell-better-if-staged/498352/ YES the "lived in " look makes it feel more like home to potential buyers that look at the property Fri, 21 Jun 2013 18:17:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Will-a-vacant-home-sell-better-if-staged/498352/ 2013-06-21T18:17:00Z ABSOLUTELY!!! no question http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Will-a-vacant-home-sell-better-if-staged/498352/ ABSOLUTELY!!! no question Fri, 21 Jun 2013 18:03:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Will-a-vacant-home-sell-better-if-staged/498352/ 2013-06-21T18:03:00Z In my experience, staging ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Will-a-vacant-home-sell-better-if-staged/498352/ In my experience, staging will make the home more attractive to a buyer if it's done appropriately.&nbsp; Enough furniture to give the home flair and to make it appear it's lived in, but not too much furniture. Fri, 21 Jun 2013 18:01:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Will-a-vacant-home-sell-better-if-staged/498352/ 2013-06-21T18:01:00Z