Top Reasons Home Staging is Better Than Leaving a Home Vacant

There is alot of discussion on whether a home should be vacant or not when it is up for sale.. Some think doing so will showcase how spacious a home is. The problem with leaving a home or a room vacant is that the buyer needs something in the space to make a comparison to. Part of  selling a home is also about selling a lifestyle. Buyers enjoy homes that have furniture and decorating that they would like to own, and these homes often command higher prices.  So if you must move, rent some furniture and stage your home or hire a professional to do it for you.

So here are our top reasons why Home Staging is better than leaving a home vacant;

Staging at PortsidePreviously owned vacant homes create a different “vibe” to potential buyers than new construction. A previously owned  home that is vacant should be perfect condition. Every room freshly painted,  so it looks more like new construction. Otherwise it looks like it has been abandoned and can give a really bad impression to perspective buyers.  Or buyers will also assume you are in a desperate situation and will want to totally low ball any offer.

The other issue is the emotional experience of imagining buyers living in your home. The “connection” with a property is extremely important when buyer’s choices are being finalized.   It doesn’t matter if the room you used as your TV room is right off the kitchen, buyers need visuals to imagine themselves living in a space, and how they will use and enjoy the home.

Important as well is more often buyers can’t recall details of homes that are vacant.  Most view a lot of houses before they make a decision and after a while, vacant houses start to run together.  A staged home helps the memory to be clear.

P rep This House is a fully insured licensed business serving Kelowna and the surrounding areas.  We will work within your budget and time line to help you achieve your goal.  We are competitive in pricing and committed to a job well done.  Call or e-mail today for an appointment or for more information and check out our gallery of ‘before’ and ‘after’ images.

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