Exterior staging your home is also known as creating curb appeal. There is an old saying that everyone knows: You never get a second chance to make a first impression. That is especially true with real estate; that is why It’s so important to make sure that the first look that buyers get, leaves a positive, and lasting impression.
Although the majority of buyers (79 percent) use online resources to shop for homes, your curb appeal really does make the first impression. Most agents use the exterior photo of your home as the first image on your online listing, and some local MLS systems actually require an exterior shot to come first. What’s more, 89 percent of buyers take private tours in person, so if your home’s exterior looks neglected, you may never get them through the door to see the rest of the house.
The advantages of home staging lie in generating a higher selling price and decreasing your home’s time on the market. But let’s look at the numbers...
58% of sellers reported an increase of 1% to even 20% in the amount offered for their homes; 25% of sellers received their asking price… that’s 83% receiving asking price or higher! (National Association of Realtors, 2017)
78% decrease in the home’s time spent on the market compared to similar homes in their area (RESA Consumer Guide)
40% of people say they’re more willing to visit a staged home than a non-staged home after seeing listing photos online (NY Times)
77% of buyers say staging helps them visualize the space (National Association of Realtors, 2017)
For example, let’s say your $500K home sits on the market for 60 days. To get some offers, you decide to drop the price by 5% ($25K). If you had instead invested 1% ($5K) to stage your home for buyers and avoided the costly price reduction, you would have saved a difference of $20K.
All of our Home Staging is tailored to your specific needs. It’s amazing what just doing some small things can do to the look of your property. Some examples are pressure washing or soft washing your house, roof cleaning, deck cleaning, deck restoration, deck resurfacing, pressure washing walkways, patios, driveways and retaining walls. Window cleaning, cleaning gutters and awnings, painting shutters, doors and trim, adding flowers, trimming bushes, fixing cracks in concrete, driveway resealing, adding rain barrels. These are all pretty low-cost options to get your house looking it’s best.
We take customer satisfaction very seriously, that's why everything we do including pressure washing, soft washing, deck cleaning, roof washing, deck staining and deck restoration is guaranteed and warranted.