The Big Question: To Stage or Not to Stage Your House?

The Big Question: To Stage or Not to Stage Your House?

If you are hoping to sell your home quickly to buyers looking for homes for sale in Shadow Cliff Pleasanton, it may not be a good idea to do it with unstaged  rooms. Selling a home that is unfurnished will start to look the same, especially when potential buyers have been viewing houses all day. On the other hand, having a properly staged home with furniture will make your home stand out over everyone else’s.

Here are 4 compelling reasons why selling an unstaged Shadow Cliff Pleasanton home is a bad idea.

Here are 4 reasons why unstaged homes tend to stay longer on the market:

1. An unstaged home lacks emotional connection

Buyers looking for Pleasanton Shadow Cliff homes for sale understand that they are about to go through life’s most expensive purchase. Before making a decision, they  want to visit the property in order to get a personal feel of the house as they walk through the rooms. As a seller, it is important to remember that people aren’t buying houses; they are buying homes and lifestyles. If you decide to sell an unfurnished property, it will surely lack the emotional aspect that normally turns a house into a home. Without any existing furniture, your  house will be nothing more than a series of rooms, consisting of four walls and a ceiling put together under one roof.

2. An unfurnished home doesn’t have any point of reference

You also need to be aware that there is no point of reference in an unstaged home. In fact, unfurnished rooms tend to actually look smaller than furnished ones. On the contrary, having carefully and tastefully selected furniture gives buyers of Shadow Cliff homes for sale in Pleasanton a measurement of scale with which to compare their items. It also helps buyers picture the layout of the home taking into consideration any views, walkways, lifestyle factors such as TV viewing and entertaining.

3. An unfurnished home distracts buyers

When a house has rooms without any furnishing, prospective buyers tend to get distracted from looking at it. Instead of focusing on the important aspects of the home, buyers may be left wondering why the house is being sold. Buyers might think it to be of divorce or money problems.  Aside from that, they might also think that the seller is desperate and therefore offer less. Clearly this is not the situation to get top dollar for your property. Proper staging, on the other hand, can make a difference in how a buyer values your home.

4. An unstaged home doesn’t have curb appeal

A house that doesn’t have any furnishing will not sell as easily due to lack of curb appeal, also known as first impression.

A home that has a colourful foliage, welcoming porch lights or window coverings will certainly get the attention of buyers because these are some of the elements that can turn a house to a home. Without these features, your house remains just that, left behind and all by itself. Remember that today’s buyers are looking to upgrade their lifestyle and an unstaged house with poor curb appeal doesn’t necessarily present that stylish homely feeling!

Avoid selling a home that doesn’t have imagination and feeling or emotional attraction. Remember that people buy homes on emotion. Check out for more home selling ideas, and for a free market evaluation of your home in Shadow Cliff.

If you are looking for a Pleasanton luxury REALTOR® who can help you sell or buy your dream luxury home, call me, Rhonda Fee, at 925-200-0827. You can also text 925-660-7110 with any of these codes: seller411, buyer411 or homesearch. With my extensive experience and knowledge of the Pleasanton luxury real estate market, combined with a track record of satisfied clients, your next transaction will be the best move you’ve ever made!

Rhonda Fee

I am a REALTOR @ Aspire Realty Services
4713 First St. #285,
Pleasanton, CA 94566
My clients are my business; without them my business can’t exist. I work very hard for the money I earn and pride myself on never pushing a client to make a decision when they are not ready. The process is about them, not me.

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