6 ways to stage your home for less than $1,000
Make your house stand out to potential buyers without breaking the bank.
By Anne Kates Smith of Kiplinger
Staging a home for sale is all about making it inviting to the largest number of potential buyers. If a home is vacant, a stager will haul in furniture and décor so buyers can imagine themselves living there. If it’s occupied, the stager will declutter, neutralize and decorate for the masses.
Slide show: Real-world examples of home staging for less than $1,000
Staging won’t make a home sell for more than it’s worth. But it can set your home apart and boost the selling price to the top of the range for comparable homes. It can also cut the time on the market. Because nearly 90% of homebuyers start their search on the Internet, staging is a good way to make sure online photos pop.
Home sellers spend an average of $1,800 to stage a home, but costs can range from a couple of hundred dollars to $5,000 or more. Here are six ways to stage your home for less than $1,000.