A staged house sells for more money:
U.S. Housing and Urban Development reports that a
staged house sells, on average, 17% higher than an
Statistics suggest staged houses sell at an average of
6.32% over what they are listed for. Non staged homes
only average 1.6% over the listed price.
A staged house sells faster:
The New York Village Voice reported that the average
number of days on the market for a staged house was
13.9 versus 30.9 days for an unstaged house.
The cost of staging is very reasonable:
2003 HomeGain survey of 2,000 real estate agents
nationwide found that moderately priced home
improvements, ranging from $80 - $2,800, made in
preparation for sale actually yielded the highest returns
when a house is sold.
Did you know:
Only 10% of home buyers can actually visualize the
potential of a home.
A recent study by the National Association of the
Remodeling Industry found that a $700 paint job results in
a 200% recovery of the cost upon resale of the home.
(National Post, Mar. 11/04)
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