Statistics show that vacant properties can sit on the market 2 –3 times longer than an occupied home. We have seen this first hand with clients who come to us looking for help. Empty homes can seem vast and empty, lacking the warm and inviting feeling of a thoughtfully furnished home. Buyers want to be able to imagine themselves living in the space as well as see the potential a room has.
BENEFITS OF STAGING A VACANT HOME
STAGING KEEPS BUYERS FOCUSED ON THE BIG PICTURE.
When a home is empty, the buyers tend to look for the small details of the room. This often results in the buyer zooming in on tiny imperfections that end up being a deal breaker. Furnishing a room can help the buyer see the best parts of a room so that the scratch on the floor in the corner becomes a minor issue.
STAGING INCREASES THE SIZE OF A ROOM.
You may think “How can an empty room seem larger with furniture?” We’re here to tell you that, when done correctly, staging will make a room seem larger. Buyers have difficulty judging room sizes and may think rooms are smaller than they actually are. By staging a vacant room with proportional furniture that compliments the style and age of the home, you can help the buyer see the potential of a room.
STAGING HELPS BUYERS IDENTIFY THE PURPOSE OF EACH ROOM.
Instead of a buyer wondering through each room saying “This could be an office… I think this one is a dining room,” help them identify how each room is used. An unoccupied home can be disorienting and hard for a buyer to translate into practical space. This is especially important for bigger, more affluent homes because spaces can seem so big that the buyer doesn’t know what to do with them.
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Staging a vacant home for sale helps buyers make the emotional connection of imagining themselves living in the home. If you’re looking to stage your vacant house, contact Eco Décor today for a free consultation.