The power of first impressions is unique. You never get a second chance to make a first impression. Within the first few seconds, buyers will make an opinion toward your home that will carry throughout the entire walkthrough. Make sure you make a positive first impression the minute they walk through the front door.
This is why staging should not be looked at as an expense, but rather, as an investment. A professionally staged property can save you thousands of dollars by selling your home faster. The longer homes stay on the market, the further their price drops. A recent survey has shown that staged homes spend half the time on the market compared to non-staged homes and have sold for more than 6 percent above the asking price. Additionally, your online photos will stand out more. This is important since 90 percent of potential buyers search online first. If nothing else, always remember, the cost of staging is ALWAYS less than the first price reduction.