How long has your house been on the market? If it’s been more than two months, there are several reasons why you haven’t received any offers.
It could be that you have priced the house too high, or your online listing does not have quality pictures that showcase the house’s features.
Or it’s that you haven’t staged your house!
So, which one is it?
If it’s the last one, our advice is to start decluttering the house. Here are a few stats that will tell you why:
- A staged home spends 73% less time in the market
- According to a survey by Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corp, a staged house spends less time on the market compared to a non-staged house
- The results of a survey by NARs revealed that the longer a house stays on the market, the further its price drops
Let’s look at a few reasons why staging is so important:
Helps Your House Stand Out on the Block
Staging does not just involve the interior. It also applies to curb appeal, which helps set a good first impression. Make sure the lawn is mowed and watered, there is no weeds insight, the pavement does not have any tire marks, and all potted plants are standing in symmetry.
Increases the Value of the House
Certain remodels, such as painting the interior with a beige or neutral color, sprucing up the bathroom, tiling the kitchen, fixing the cabinets, and adding a deck, all add to the house’s value. These remodels will help you raise the asking price of your house with reason.
It Highlights the Features of the House
Having minimal furniture in the house is how staging works. The idea behind it is that it opens up the house and makes it look more spacious. Moreover, it highlights the house’s features, like an archway, the staircase, etc.
It Allows Buyers to Visualize Themselves in the Space
Buyers want to picture themselves living in the house, and that is only possible if there’s less clutter and no personal belongings, such as your pictures on the walls. Buyers will get distracted by them, and instead of focusing on the house’s structure, they will be interested in your history.
This is why staging plays such an important role in the house-selling process! It can be a little difficult to clean your house because of the good times you have spent in it, so we recommend getting rid of the things you no longer use first. You can then use your furniture to decorate the place or rent it. The former is a better choice, as it will save you hundreds of dollars.
Once you have staged your property, consult an Orlando realtor to get into a quality MLS. Visit the Megan Dowdy Realty website to find yourself a qualified Ocoee realtor to handle the sale of your Orlando real estate. For further details, call 407-509-9279.