FAQ

Home Staging FAQs

You may have questions about what is entailed in owner-occupied staging or vacant staging. Or you may be interested in a redesign of the home you plan to stay in. Hopefully you will find the answers you need below. But if not, call or email Lisa Pelc and she will be happy to answer any questions you may have about why you should stage your home to sell!

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What is home staging?

Home Staging is visually merchandising your home so that it is appealing to a wide range of buyers. The goal of staging is to highlight the positive features of the home while downplaying the negative. Home staging is depersonalizing the home so a buyer can visualize himself or herself living in the home.

Why should I stage my home?

Every seller wants to get top dollar for his or her home. Staging your home will help it appeal to a wide range of buyers, which will help it sell more quickly and for top dollar. Not staging your home will only help sell your competition’s home.

Staging a home is an investment. A professional staging effort can be the leading reason a property sells quickly, and in many cases it has been sold for over the asking price.

If a property is styled and furnished in good taste, with flair, it translates into competitive offers, increased demand and a higher sale price.

Statistics has shown that more than 85% of a staged home will show better than its competitive properties and were sold for 6-25% more than the unstated homes; which shows more often than not, the cost of staging comes back to a seller many times over in the final sale price.

The benefits of marketing a home that has been thoroughly styled and prepared for the broader buying audience outweighs the initial expenses and yields a far greater return.

How much does home staging cost?

Because nearly 90% of homebuyers start their search on the Internet, staging is a good way to make sure online photos stand out. Home sellers spend an average of $1,800 to stage a home, but costs can range from a $695 to $5,000 or more.

Who pays for home staging?

In most cases, the homeowner pays for home staging. The real estate agent sometimes will pay for the home staging consultation fee.

Do you have any proof that home staging works?

96% of our staged properties sell in less than 30 days. The homes we staged sat on the market for 97 days BEFORE staging. After Bella Casa Staged those same properties, they sold on average in 11 days. Staging works! And Bella Casa Home Staging is the best of the best.