Is this really worth the expense? Does staging help a home sell faster?

Staging typically has an 8 to 10 percent return on investment. And agents have reported buyers paying anywhere from 1 to 15 percent more than the asking price. We’d say that staging is definitely worth the expense just for that. But that’s not all.

  • If you invest in home staging before listing, the home will sell 87 percent faster, on average.
  • A National Association of Realtors® survey showed that 81 percent of buyers surveyed said it is easier to visualize the property as their home if it has been professionally staged. And 28 percent also said they are more willing to overlook other property faults.
  • Also, 90 percent of buyers will view a home online before visiting it in person, so it’s imperative to have it professionally staged before taking the pictures and listing.