Should Dutchess County Home Sellers Use Home Staging?

Should Dutchess County Home Sellers Use Home Staging?

0 Flares Facebook 0 Google+ 0 LinkedIn 0 Twitter 0 0 Flares ×

Home StagingHome staging is often recommended to potential Dutchess County sellers, but does spending more to sell your home make sense?  While the idea of spending more money might seem counterintuitive at first glance, the answer is simple: staging your Dutchess County home can get you more money for your home sale.

The data is clear. Studies have shown that a staged house sells 88% faster and for 20% more than a house that is not staged.  That’s a pretty big incentive to stage.

But what does home staging really entail?  And how much does it actually cost?

Below are the details so you you can determine if it’s worth the investment for you.

What Does Dutchess County Home Staging Entail?

Home staging involves decorate your house in a way that best highlights what your home has to offer. The goal of the staging is entice buyers to jump at the chance to buy your house.

Is home staging expensive?

It shouldn’t be a shock but the more expensive the Dutchess County house, the more the staging is going to cost.  Typically most stagers charge $300 to $600 for an initial design consultation, and then $500 to $600 per month per room. So at those numbers, a 2,000-square-foot home would cost around $2,000 to $2,400 a month on average.

There may be a contract that you are required to sign for multiple months.  In fact, most professional home stagers require a three-month minimum contract.  This contract guarantees the stagers a certain fee even if the house sells the day it is listed on the market.

What all is included in the costs?

Sometimes home stagers work with what the Dutchess County homeowner already has.  But often they’ll need to purchase additional accessories.

Things like fresh towels, flowers, and fruit can make a big difference.  Those additional purchases will add more to the total cost of the home staging.

Depending on the layout of your Dutchess County house, you could also be looking at some additional cash going out to a stager. Jobs that require heavy lifting in a multi-story house usually means hiring additional help to move furniture.  Or if you happen to be listing a completely empty house, you’ll have to rent every piece of furniture and accessory for the entire home.

On the other hand, if you are a little bit of a hoarder or inherited a number of antiques, you may need to put some of your extras into storage.  That will be an additional fee to add on to your overall staging costs.

One more thing to consider is the cost of painting.  Painting can help ensure staging success and can vary in cost depending on if you will DIY or hire it out. New paint in a 12-by-12 square foot room will range from $200 to $700 if left to the pros.

How can Dutchess County save on home staging?

Staging your house doesn’t mean you have to do every single room.  A great way to save money when staging is by only focusing on the main areas of a Dutchess County home. The kitchen, dining room, family room and master bedroom are the most important places to start.  That means if you can’t afford to do every room, focus first on these areas.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

0 Flares Facebook 0 Google+ 0 LinkedIn 0 Twitter 0 0 Flares ×