Do I really need to have our Hamilton County home staged before we put it on the market. It's already beautifully decorated. Everyone says so!

Hamilton County homesActually... Even the most beautifully decorated homes can benefit from professional staging.  The truth is that what you and your friends love about your home may not be what potential buyers will love. Personal touches you treasure - family photographs, your favorite color of blue on the living room walls, a prized collection - can distract buyers from seeing the house as their own.  A home stager can help prepare your home to be seen through a buyer's eyes.

It's also important to remember that effectively staging a home encompasses much more than simply de-cluttering and neutralizing. Traffic flow, furniture layout, space planning, highlighting architectural features, updating, and appealing to a specific target demographic are all details that help sell a house and which a professional home stager can help you with.

If you're still on the fence about the benefits of staging your Hamilton County, consider this: according to research from Keller Williams Realty, professional staging leads to more showings, and a higher percentage of the asking price when an offer is made. Staging is especially important for homes marketed on the Internet, which is where most buyers start their property search and where buyers expect to see pictures of homes that appear move-in ready.

When considering whether or not to have your Hamilton County home professionally staged before putting it on the market, consider the numbers:

    Average cost of home staging = $250
    Average increase in list-to-sell price in staged homes = 1.07%
    Potential benefit of home staging based on a $200,000 home = $3150

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