Photos of professionally staged listings look better in print and web media, and over 90% of buyers start their home search online.
- Staged properties can increase the number of offers and selling price in hot markets.
- Buyers view professionally staged listings as "well-maintained".
- Buyers' agents recognize that professionally staged listings are "move-in" ready and are inclined to show staged properties.
Our 2013 study found that homes, not staged, would sit on the market, on average, for 143 days. Those same homes, once staged, sold, on average in 40 days. This equates to a total of 183 days on the market. When staged first (prior to listing), homes averaged 23 days on the market. Bottom line—sellers are better off staging first and then having their home listed as they will sell 87% faster than they would if they listed first and then staged.