How Staging Your Home Can Help It Sell
March 1, 2024

How Staging Your Home Can Help It Sell

Staging your home before putting it on the market is like giving it a makeover for its big debut. Not only does it make your space look magazine-worthy, but it also helps potential buyers envision themselves living their best lives in your home sweet home. From creating an inviting atmosphere to highlighting key features, staging can make your property stand out in the crowd and potentially earn more.

Numerous studies show that staging helps sell a home faster and for a higher price. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, 81 percent of home buyers reported that staging a home made it easier for them to visualize a property as their future home, forming impressions within mere seconds of viewing a listing. When a home is well staged, it photographs well and makes a first impression that encourages buyers to take the next step. Additionally, a NAR study found that 20% of listing agents and 20% of buyers’ agents agreed that staging increased the dollar value of the home by 1 to 5% compared to similar homes on the market that were not staged.

But how do you know what the best staging options are for your home to sell? Working with your trusted real estate advisor can help guide you through the options – whether real staging, video staging, or virtual staging. At Lyon Real Estate, we have partnered with Curbio to make things as easy as possible! In 2023, Curbio launched a new feature and now offers staging included in their suite of programs. With Curbio, you can stage now and pay at close – same as their innovative and easy renovation & repairs process. Curbio will help you modernize your furnishings, declutter your spaces, and highlight its best features to bring buyers’ attention to its unique selling points. Of course, if you’re looking to make an even bigger impact, consider asking your Lyon agent about Curbio’s renovation process, where you can make upgrades (big or small) and pay once your home closes!

So, what are some of the best places to stage and ideas that can make a huge impact? While your Lyon agent and Curbio can make suggestions and guide you, we have also rounded up a few of the easiest ways to put your home in its best light.

  • Declutter: Put away family photos, clean up kids’ toys, and move those moving boxes. Clutter can make a room look smaller and will make it harder for buyers to visualize themselves in the space.
  • Deep Clean: A thorough cleaning job will make a huge impact by removing stains, dirt, and dust. Clean off light fixtures, dust shelves, and steam-clean carpeting; buyers want to move into a fresh, clean home!
  • Use Natural Light: Open those blinds and let the natural light flood in!
  • Add Decor: Focus on decor that will make your home feel clean and bright. Mirrors, fluffed-up pillows, greenery, and flowers can all help make a space look beautiful.
  • Highlight the Best Features: Unique architectural features like fireplaces, built-in shelving, or bay windows impress buyers as-is, but adding tasteful artwork and accessories can draw even more attention to those coveted features.

Contact your trusted Lyon Real Estate advisor to learn more about how you can stage (or renovate) now and pay at closing with Curbio!


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