As a realtor, I see firsthand the benefits of staging. Homes that are staged typically sell faster and for more money! Taking professional photos and staging a home can really help market a property more effectively and easily by showcasing and highlighting the best parts of your home. In addition, it helps your home stand out from the competition.According to the National Association of Realtors’ staging Stats report, 49% of buyers’ agents believe that home staging has an effect on how a buyer views the home, with 77% saying that it makes it easier for buyers to visualize the property as their own. On the sellers’ agent side, 21% report that home staging increases the value of a home between 6% and 10%, and 39% note that it greatly decreases the total amount of time a home is on the market.
Here are my top 5 tips when I am staging a home and taking pictures:
1) Turn On All The Lights And Open Up The Window Curtains To Let In Natural Light.
2) Focus On The Main Parts Of The Home- Master Bedroom + Bath, Living Room, Kitchen, Dining Room and Guest Room.
3)Take As Many Items Off The Counters and Sink Areas (Declutter).
4) Put Away Family Photos (It Is Difficult For A Potential Buyer To Visualize The Home As Theirs When There Are Family Photos Of A Family That Is Not Their Own).
5)Minimize Items On Shelves & Tables and Remove Bulky Furniture To Make The Space Feel Bigger.
Since becoming a realtor, I’ve sold and showed many homes, and can tell you from my experience that when a home has been professionally staged, the buyers’ entire attitude changes (for the better). That is the power and benefit of staging. The main benefit is being able to get potential buyers to see themselves living in the home. The idea of living in a future space and actually designing it to live in are two different processes. When showing a home, it needs to feel inviting, but not occupied, custom but not personal, stylish yet adaptable. This is why staging is so important.
If you are looking to move or are interested in more information, please don’t hesitate to reach out for more details. I look forward to helping you with that part of the transition if need be. And stay tuned for more blog updates coming twice a month on my website in the future!
Best, Cristina Diez
Contact Cristina Diez today for more information about staging or anything Miami Real Estate.
Cristina Diez is a top producing realtor and lifelong Miami resident with Great Properties International who is known for her extensive market knowledge and excellent real estate reporting, analytics and forecasts.