Thursday, January 28, 2016 / by Glenn Musto
WASHINGTON – Jan. 28, 2016 – Most homeowners know it’s important to keep a home clean and free from clutter while it’s on the market, but does staging the home increase the final selling price or offer other benefits, such as more interest buyers willing to tour the property?
According to most Realtors surveyed for the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) 2015 Profile of Home Staging, it does.
“At a minimum, homeowners (listing their property) should conduct a thorough cleaning, haul out clutter, make sure the home is well-lit and fix any major aesthetic issues,” says NAR President Chris Polychron. But “another option is staging a home, which Realtors often suggest … to help prospective buyers better visualize themselves in the home.” Polychron says it could also modestly increase the home’s value.
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