I’ve been considering staging a few of my rehabbed properties but I’m worried that it could be a complete waste of money. I’ve seen a few before and after shots of staged properties here on AR and have always been impressed but is it really worth it? Earlier today I spoke to a local stager I found on AR and was informed that on average she charges $1,000 per month to stage a property. Is it just me or does that seem a bit over the top?
The only reason I’m even considering staging is because a couple agents have shown a few of my listings and while the feedback was positive they felt that if the property would have been staged their clients would have put in an offer.
I’ve been to a few staged open houses and I admit the property does tend to feel more inviting with coffee tables, couches and such but I still wonder if its worth the cost. Will staging really bring me an offer all that much quicker? I’m not sure it will. All of my properties have been fully remodled down to the smallest detail for most buyers isn’t that enough?
So my question to you is what do you think about home staging? Is it worth it? Does it work? What’s been your experince?