If you follow our real estate blog, MiamiRealEstateCafe.com you may have read other articles on staging and interior design. Interior decorating is for a home that’s to be lived in. It’s entirely another design concept to “stage” a home in order to sell it.
Staging a home may well make it sell faster … 49% quicker, according to the National Association of Realtors. Not only that, but staging your house tends to bring a higher price tag (as much as 10% above the average list price in the MLS, according to N.A.R.)
The idea of staging is to make the house appear as uncluttered as possible … and make the spaces flow (for the visitor who is seeing it from an upright, rather than a seated perspective). Staging is different from interior decorating (which is for those residing … sitting and staying for long periods of time) … Staging is done strictly for the visual appeal and it’s meant to entice a buyer to wander through and imagine himself/or herself and his/or her belongings there.
Staging pulls the buyer’s eye from one space to the next, creating a visual that lures buyer’s attention from room to room, without lot of distraction . The house is de-personalized in staging it, and it’s decorated using a simple concept that less is better … using sporadic focal points and color to create a sense of tranquility .
If you are looking to sell your house, we’d love to chat with you! There are buyers … but not a lot of inventory… especially not in Miami. Give us a call, anytime! The Restivo Team at EWM Realtors … 305 793-1365 firstname.lastname@example.org