If you’re trying to sell your home, you want every advantage working in your favor. Renting furniture to stage your home during the sales process is a tremendous advantage in almost any real estate market. Here are some of the most salient reasons to rent furniture and stage your home when you’re putting it on the market.
Staging creates an emotional reaction
Home staging isn’t about spending a ton of money; you rent furniture and stage with it to create an emotional reaction in potential buyers. The right atmosphere in the home is what entices people who enter the space. A home is a major purchase, and no one wants to spend that much money; most buyers need some kind of emotional hook or deep internal reaction to get them past that block and into making an offer. Staging your home in just the right way will allow your visitors to fall in love with your home as they envision themselves living in and enjoying the space.
Staging your home accentuates the positive
Is it easier to sell a house that’s just been totally remodeled? Probably! But most of us don’t have that extra $100,000 laying around. Instead, staging will get your home looking its absolute best during the time its on the market without the time, cost, or hassles of a renovation.
You can fill your home with beautiful furniture, stylish accessories, and stunning art and other décor for a fraction of the cost of remodeling. None of this will hide the flaws your home may have, but it will absolutely accentuate all of your home’s strengths and downplay those flaws. And when you work with a local furniture rental business, you get the added benefit of advice on how to use the furniture to place your house in the very best light.
An empty space leaves too much to the imagination
While it’s true that a large, empty room might be a wonderfully empty canvas full of possibilities for someone with a particularly vivid imagination, most of us aren’t like that—especially when we’re in business mode, searching for a new home that’s a great value and the perfect fit. Don’t rely on the imagination of others!
Show them how much possibility a space has by staging it with the perfect set of rental furniture. Renting furniture to create a complete, aesthetically pleasing look will still allow visitors to see other possibilities in a space; in fact, the staging will act like a jumping off point, giving them the context they need to imagine other uses for the space.
Houses that are staged sell faster—sometimes at higher prices
According to the 2016 research report from the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA), homes that were staged prior to going on the market spent 23 days there before selling on average. In contrast, the average on-market time for unstaged homes was 184 days. And while there is no clear research trend that indicates that staging is linked to higher sales prices, some individual sellers attribute their above asking price successes to staging.
The bottom line
If you’re about to place your home on the market, make sure it’s ready. You can sell it faster and earn the best possible sale price if you put the home’s best face on display. Renting beautiful, stylish furniture to stage the home gives it a complete, coordinated look—that model home appearance that most of us never achieve in real life—that tempts home shoppers. A home staged with the right rental furniture makes visitors fall in love, and turns them into buyers. If you’re ready to stage your apartment or next listing, contact our expert stagers to get started.