Consider Staged Homes For Your Next Home Purchase by Guest Blogger Megan Gates

| November 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

Did you know that homebuyers are 80 percent more likely to purchase a home that is staged to sell than an empty home? It’s true. This means that, as a buyer, you are more likely to want to buy a staged home. Since you are more likely to buy, why not begin your search with staged to sell homes? Chances are you will waste your time with empty homes trying to visualize furniture placement, which is something not many can successfully do. Here are some of the benefits of staged to sell homes when you are considering buying some new real estate.

An Empty Property Appears Smaller Than a Staged Home

Many properties, like places in New York for example, have smaller square footage. When you do not know how to properly place furniture in an empty space, the room will appear even smaller. Home stagers purchase furniture that will fit adequately in the rooms and set it to make the room appear larger. In many instances, you may have to purchase different furniture to meet the space requirements of the home. Home stagers will show potential you how to maximize the space available.

Staged Homes Help to Visualize Furniture Placement 

There is something about having furniture in the room that helps you visualize the furniture placement. Studies have proven this concept over and over again. Time after time, homebuyers select staged homes because they can visualize furniture placement, and they can visualize themselves in the home. When you can visualize yourself and your personal belongings in the home, you are more likely to purchase the home. Home stagers help you visualize and make your home search easier.

Home Stagers Make the Home Move-in Ready

Most home stagers make the home move-in ready for buyers. They recommend or facilitate repairs, paint and clean up the home to ensure you can move-in and host guests as soon as possible. If you are the type of person who wants a move-in ready home, staged to sell homes are a good choice.

Staged to Sell Homes Are in the Condition You Desire

Staged to sell homes have the amenities you want and are move-in ready. You will probably be compelled to purchase a staged home that is located in a desirable location with desirable amenities. When searching for homes, ask the real estate agent about staged homes first. This will help you narrow your search without wasting too much time.

Megan Gates is a creative writer from the Web Relations division at Douglas Elliman

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