Over 90% of buyers view homes on-line prior to visiting them in person. This means your MLS photos must stand out to entice them to visit the home.

Buyers will stay in a vacant home an average of 5 minutes but linger in a furnished home an average of 40 minutes. Only 10% of people can visualize what a space would look like furnished, while the other 90% cannot imagine how they’d live in the home.

People are willing to pay more for homes that look bright, clean, and stylish. Staging is an investment in your home that has a high return-on-investment. The question isn’t, “Can I afford to stage my home?” it is “Can I afford NOT to stage my home?”

What is the expected return on a staging investment? The following is a summary of the results of Staged Homes national survey, based on the ten areas of home improvement identified by real estate agents. They are listed from the highest to lowest returns on investment:

Over 90% of buyers view homes on-line prior to visiting them in person. This means your MLS photos must stand out to entice them to visit the home.

Buyers will stay in a vacant home an average of 5 minutes but linger in a furnished home an average of 40 minutes. Only 10% of people can visualize what a space would look like furnished, while the other 90% cannot imagine how they’d live in the home.

People are willing to pay more for homes that look bright, clean, and stylish. Staging is an investment in your home that has a high return-on-investment. The question isn’t, “Can I afford to stage my home?” it is “Can I afford NOT to stage my home?”

What is the expected return on a staging investment? The following is a summary of the results of Staged Homes national survey, based on the ten areas of home improvement identified by real estate agents. They are listed from the highest to lowest returns on investment:

Based on a StagedHomes.com survey of over 1000 homes (55% Vacant, 45% occupied) across Canada & the Continental US prepared for sale by an Accredited Staging Professional (ASP?) accumulative from November 2008 through May 2009