If you’ve been thinking of selling your home in Thurston County, you should make sure that you take full advantage of home staging. There are several advantages to home staging, which we will take a look at below.

One of the best things about staged homes is that they sell in less time.  In most cases, you won’t have to worry about your home staying on the market for a long period of time. Research has shown that staged homes sell nearly 40% faster than other homes on the market.

Staged homes also sell for more money. Homes that have sat on the market for a long period of time will normally get lower offers due to the fact that home buyers will begin to think there is something wrong with the home. Staged homes on the other hand,  draw attention to themselves – resulting in a fast sale.

A staged exterior will also draw prospective buyers. When home buyers first arrive at a home that is up for sale, they instantly make up their mind whether they should get out and look around, or drive off. If the yard is staged with flowers and the yard is manicured and properly taken care of, chances are that buyers will want to see more. If you entice your buyers by showing them how nice the home is outside, they will surely want to know what the home is like on the inside as well.

Once a buyer has stepped inside of the home, he will know within a matter of seconds whether or not he likes the home. To get the buyer’s attention, you’ll need to stage your home to appeal to everyone, not just your tastes, in the staging game.. less is more.

Staging the major rooms like the living, entry and kitchen are the most critical areas and should be neat and minimalist, although the entire home needs to be reviewed. Buyers love to see homes that are ready to move into – and not ready to be worked on.

Staged homes sell, they attract more buyers, more real estate agents, and they give people the feeling of home. When you go out of your way to make the buyer feel that your home is his dream home, he will know it. Homes that aren’t staged may sell, although staged homes sell much faster and for more money. If you’ve been looking to sell your home, you should look into staging it and get the ball rolling in the right direction.

If I list your home this will be one of the major things we analyze before we put it on the market.  Staging coupled with high definition pictures and an HD video walk through will make you home stand out among the rest especially on the web. 

 Jason Vizzini is a Realtor with Van Dorm Realty in Olympia, WA  as well as main contributor on sellthurston.com He specializes in marketing homes using the web, social media and advanced marketing strategies.