As a real estate agent for 15 years, It has been my experience here in Santa Barbara that a properly staged home typically sells quicker than an empty or poorly furnished home and for a higher sales price.
“Real Estate Staging is the act of preparing and showcasing residential or commercial property for sale. It is a systematic and coordinated methodology in which knowledge of real estate, home renovations and creative design principles are applied to attract a buyer.
Preparing property involves all or part of cleaning, de-cluttering, updating and repairing, while showcasing is the process of arranging furniture, accessories, art and light.
Whether the property is owner-occupied, or vacant, staging is recommended before listing a property.”
Statistics from the Real Estate Staging Association “found that homes, not staged, were on the market 166 days, before the homeowners decided to have them professionally staged. After staging, homes, on average, sold in 32 days. This equates to a total of 198 days.”
“When staged first (prior to listing), homes averaged 26 days on the market.”
All information taken from a guide published by the Real Estate Staging Association which can be found if you Click Here for your personal review.