Simple, inexpensive staging strategies

Simple Staging

Staging has long been part of selling a home, and for a good reason. When selling a home, it makes sense for sellers to make their homes as appealing as possible, even if a recent study indicates that staging may not compel buyers to offer more money.

Researchers at Old Dominion University and Johns Hopkins University found that staging did not significantly affect the actual revealed market value of a property. However, homeowners should not interpret that as a reason to skip staging. The study's authors note that staging gave buyers more favorable impressions of a property, which might accelerate the selling process.