Well that depends on how much time you actually have in your day. Becoming a new agents and getting deals is a lot of work. So, would your time be more valuable spent on getting listing or staging homes?
As a stager (and I'll try not to be basis at all) I do think staging is necessary. There really isn't a question being made here, rather a statement, or else I'd help educate you on the importance of a stager. Everything you've mentioned is correct when presenting a home. In regards to showing a home without furniture, I will say only 10% of home buyers can visualize the potential of a home. So if you have a small floor plan adding key pieces of furniture to show buyers what could fit in the space is important. If you have a large floor plan buyers may feel lost in the space and not know what to do with the space or how to maximize the rooms potential with multiple functions.Staging is more than just cleaning and decluttering it's research the buyer demographic and psychographics, along with understanding the neighborhood area to provide a lifestyle potential buyers will want to aspire to. Once those factors are determined you can add in key pieces to lure in buyers and make them emotionally connected to the home. And as we all know the more emotionally connected you are to see the more interested you are in buying it. [Website removed by Zillow moderator. Please see our Good Neighbor Policy for information.]
Interior Designers and Home Stagers are very different professions. An interior designer works with their client determining what they want, how they need to use the rooms and what type of lifestyle they'd like to live in their space.Home stagers learn the demographics and psychographics of the area and then use that information to stage the interior to what the imaginary buyer will like, not the current home seller.
Hi there, I'm a stager and while there are a lot of variables that go into both prices (staging and sales price) I wanted to share with you some statistics. Please check out this video that breaks down every day your on the market vs. staging. Now these variables may be slightly different in your area, but you'll get the general idea.Video:[Removed by Zillow moderator. Please see our Good Neighbor Policy for more information.]Also, here are the statistics from the Real Estate Staging Association:http://documents.clubexpress.com/documents.ashx?key=hwLKVP0FCUXD4h7cUmsTdmuG%2bzSBcLZSxnhhiI2GmIc46OT90FBumtvtSubI9dc7FKBgzDiRsNMgHbwTDUFgj7J9QUCqYhbA3rU3T2x8ohs%3dHope this helps, if you have any specific questions on staging let me know.
Hi Marco, there is a lot you can do to prep your home for sale. The first thing would definitely be to declutter, start packing away items you won't need for the next few months. Take down any collectibles, personal or religious items. Less is more and don't forget to declutter closets too. Fix any minor repairs that are around the home, so buyers won't have an excuse to provide low ball offers. Over all want you the space to be light, bright, clean and clutter free.You can find lots more tips on my youtube channel www.youtube.com/stylishstagers and if you have a specific question about something feel free to shoot an email and I'd be happy to help you out.Good Luck with the Sale and Happy New Year!