Staging Your Philly Home Could Increase Its Value!

Philly Home Sellers

Staging tips for Philly home sellers

Are you gearing up to sell you Philadelphia home this winter? It’s a great time to do so! Buyers are out and ready to buy before home prices and mortgage rates increase, as they are projected to do. Plus, many sellers wait until the spring and summer seasons to sell. Therefore, with competition lower than average and buyers eager, it sets up a great situation for you as the seller!

As your Philly real state team, we are here and ready to help you sell. One of the first steps you should take when selling is to prepare your Philadelphia home for a sale. This means cleaning, decluttering, organizing, and for some, it means staging! Our Stephen Sells Philly real estate team is a big fan of staging to sell! It has some definite perks. Here’s a few:

  • Staging helps buyers imagine themselves living in your home.
  • Staging makes your home look as close to a model home as possible.
  • Staging highlights the best features of each room.
  • Staging ensures that your personal attributes to the home aren’t obvious.
  • Staging improves that quality of your listing photos.

Staging means portraying your home in its best possible state and in a way that will appeal to the majority of buyers. Over the years, homeowners collect a lot of clutter and personal characteristics. Staging helps to remove what isn’t necessary so that the buyer can really notice the best features of the home and start brainstorming on what they will do with that space.

Part of staging is definitely to clean, declutter and neutralize, which all sellers should do. But you might take it a step further. This could mean repainting in neutral colors, replacing family photos with art, or rearranging furniture and removing some furniture to make a room look as large and functional as possible. It could also mean removing all clutter from kitchen and bathroom counters and instead displaying a vase of flowers, or a bowl of lemons, or a basket of plush white towels in the bathroom. Each situation is unique and full of potential!

Here are some of the latest stats on staging:

  • 50% of staged homes saw a 1-10% increase in dollar value offers from buyers.
  • 77% of buyer’s agents said staging made it easier for buyers to visualize the home as their own.
  • 40% of buyers were more willing to visit a home they saw online if it was staged.
  • 38% saw a positive impact on home value if home is decorated to a buyer’s taste.

If you’ve got questions about this, or would like our assistance adding some staging charm to your Philly home, we’re here for you. We’ll also guide you through the entire home-selling process, right down to the closing! When you’re ready to sell your Philly home, don’t hesitate to contact the Stephen Sells Philly real estate team. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Stephen Ferguson, REALTOR | 267.377.9344 Mobile | 215.558.2429 Office
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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Fox and Roach, REALTORS | 215.546.0550

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