Is it a good idea to stage your Orange County, CA home prior to listing it for sale?

Posted by BanCorp Properties on Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 at 10:19am.

 

If you are getting ready to list your home for sale, and you don’t live it, and there is no furniture in it, furnishing it to bring more attention to your property is crucial. Picking the right furniture to cover up small blemishes can make a world of difference. A house without any furniture is impersonal and sterile; it is neither comfortable nor attractive. Potential home owners can’t determine the correct room dimensions, and may think rooms are smaller (or larger) than they actually are.

Consider Buying New Furniture. The is undoubtedly the quickest and smartest way to get furniture into your vacant home. It gives you a great deal of latitude in choosing the correct furniture you desire, furnishings that balance the age and architecture of your home. This can be expensive, so chose the most relative items, you don’t need to stage every room, you just want to paint a picture for the buyer of how each room would be potentially be used. This is a perfect option if you want to negotiate the purchase price with the furniture included with it.

 

If you are on a tighter budget, rent furniture from a local company. This is a better option for smaller homes, where a typical viewer may only spend 2-4 minutes in the property. One of the advantages of doing it this way is the company will deliver the furniture directly to your front door, you also don’t have to concern yourself with additional storage after you sell the home. If you can’t rent, you can also look to borrow furniture from your family or friends.

If you are strapped on time, and have some extra cash, hire a professional. These local experts have connections with all of the local furniture stores and can furnish your home with everything that it could possibly leave. They can also give professional advice with props like lamps, plants and cushions. Hire a staging professional if you want to design an attractive illusion that will tempt buyers. The longer a person stays in your home, the more likely they will come across things that they find appealing, and they will remember it long after they leave. An empty house does not want people to stick around.

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