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Home Staging Helps Seniors Increase House Value
Many baby boomers, seniors and their adult children are picking up on a little real estate secret – staging a house will help it sell faster and for more money. This is especially valuable as older generations need to unlock their home’s equity to help fund their next stage in life.
What is "home staging"?
Home staging is the act of preparing a private residence for sale in the real estate marketplace. The goal of staging is to make a home appealing to the highest number of potential buyers, thereby selling a property more quickly and at a higher value.
Why does staging help a home sell faster?
Staging a home may include simple aesthetic improvements like the removal of clutter, touch up paint, and the arrangement of furniture and decorations - our certified Staging Professionals will plan this out for you. In some cases Senior Moves By Design will lend furniture and decorations to improve the appeal of the home. Residential real estate that is professionally decorated by an experienced stager will make the home more attractive to a larger percentage of potential buyers. “Many people who are shopping for a home lack the vision or creativity to picture what the home could look like,” says our founder Jill Kearney, who is also a professionally certified real estate stager. “We simply help the home achieve its potential and eliminate the need for the potential buyers to depend on their imaginations in order to fall in love with the property.”
Having more potential buyers interested in the home will ensure that it sells faster. Additionally, a professionally staged home will have the buyer feel confident in their decision to buy and will keep the process moving forward.
Why will a staged home sell for more?
Not only will an increased number of buyers help the home sell faster, but they will also potentially make a full priced offer. It is not uncommon to have a staged home go into a bidding war between buyers and allow the sellers to reap the gain.
Studies show that staging helps the home sell faster and for more money. We have also experienced first hand how staging helps increase the seller’s self esteem. “Many seniors have lived in their homes for decades and took impeccable care of their residences,” explains Jill, whose team has staged the homes of over 100 seniors in Eastern Pennsylvania. “As they age their ability to do the maintenance is compromised, and their homes are not as well maintained as they were in the owners’ earlier years. This can be a source of embarrassment for homeowners. Staging the home brings the home back to a level of care that the seller is proud to show off, especially considering that nosy neighbors enjoy walking through the neighborhood house for sale. Staging ensures that the home is left in good condition and sellers can depart from the neighborhood with their heads high.
The most important thing for seniors is to focus on is their next step in life. Many times moving to an active adult or independent living community is exciting, but it can be stressful. Selling a home quickly for a good price gives seniors the confidence and peace of mind they need to continue their life journey.