In today’s competitive Long Island housing market, staging your home is important whether other sellers do the same or not. If a majority of other sellers in your area stage their homes and you don’t, then you could be at a disadvantage. Your home will not look as good compared to similar priced homes on the market and buyers could consider your home as overpriced. On the flip side, if other unsold homes in your area aren’t staged and yours is, then your home will really shine and look like a great value.
When there is a surplus of houses on the market, buyers tend to focus on houses that look great and are move-in ready. Homes that look good also get shown more by real estate agents, which translates into greater market exposure.
The basic idea behind home staging is to showcase your home in its best condition and to make it appealing to as many buyers as possible by de-personalizing your space. The goal is to make the house look less like your home and more appealing to buyers so they can picture themselves living there.
At the very least when selling your home you should clean, depersonalize, and remove any clutter and excess furniture that makes the room look crowded. New paint, floor coverings or light fixtures can also freshen up the look of the house. For even more competitive housing markets, hiring a professional home stager can help your home stand out above the rest.