In the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) recent report, 2015 Profile of Home Staging, over 2,000 real estate buyers’ agents were surveyed to discover the impact of home staging. Of those agents, 49% believed that staging had an impact on the decisions made by their buyers, 47% believed that staging sometimes had an impact, and the rest believed staging had no impact at all.
37% of the buyers’ agents surveyed believed that staging helped increase the purchase amount buyers were willing to offer by 1%-5%. 22% of the agents believed it increased that amount 6%-10%. 8% believed it was closer to 10%-15%. The rest believed it had no impact.
Source: National Association of REALTORS, 2015 Profile of Home Staging, REALTOR.org
As you can see, taking the extra steps to stage your home prior to listing has good odds of positively impacting the sale of your home. But which rooms should you focus on? NAR discovered the most important rooms to stage are (in order):
- Living Room
- Master Bedroom
- Dining Room
- Children’s Bedroom
- Guest Bedroom
If you are in need of a stager in the Greater Wilmington area, give us a call or send us a message through our Contact page. We know a few good ones and are happy to pass along their contact info!