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Tampa Bay Home Staging Tips – Tampa Home Stage – Home Seller Tips – Professional Staging

Hello Tampa Bay!

In the past year I have become a proponent of professionally staging a home.  We always try to give customers tips on how to put their best foot forward but with the fierce competiion in this market, homes in certain price ranges and areas could really use professional www.  The problem a lot of consumers has is that they are already either in the red on their home, or dealing with a much lower profit margin than they wish.  So, its sometimes a challenge to convince a home owner that spending money out of pocket is something they should do.  Here are some tips from Ann Alderson of that should help a homeowner “see the light” and choose to use a professional stager.

                         Top Ten Reasons You Should Professionally Stage Your Home  

1. You will make more money.
U.S. Housing and Urban Development reports that a staged home will sell, on average, 17% higher than an un-staged home.
2. Your house will sell faster, which equals less headaches and hassles.
The New York Village Voice reported that the average number of days an un-staged home is on the market is 30.9 versus 13.9 for a staged home.  

3. The cost of staging doesn’t cost a dime.
In a 2007 Home Gain Survey of over 2000 realtors, it was discovered that sellers who spent typically $500 on staging services for their home recovered over 343% of the cost in the sale of their home.  

4. Most home sellers cannot view their house objectively.
If you can’t see objectively, you can’t package effectively. Have a staging professional get your home into its most advantageous condition for showing.  

5. You’ll have less guesswork and “Do It Yourself “work.
A professional home stager can manage your projects from start to finish. Or, they can give you a detailed enough report based on their extensive knowledge and training to have you “do it yourself.”  

6. Only 10% of home buyers can visualize the potential of a home.
This is why staging a home is critical! You don’t want the advantages of your home overlooked and left up to the buyer’s imagination.  

7. The longer your home is on the market, the lower the price will be.
So stage first! According to a National Association of Realtors survey, homes that sold after four weeks on the market sold for 6% less than ones within the first four weeks! Don’t be in aposition where you have to lower your price. Have your house staged first!  

8. The money you make may be tax-free.
The money you spend is tax deductible. Take advantage of a possible tax-free capital gain by getting every dollar possible!  

9. Leaving your house in “as is” condition will help sell the competition.
Right now the number of homes for sale on the market is at a record high. Competition is stiff and buyers have very high expectations. Successful agents know that the key to competing is professional www.  

10. You can relax.
You will have the satisfaction of knowing you have done absolutely everything possible to affect a quick sale of your most valuable commodity and for top dollar!