Is It Better To Sell A House Empty Or Staged?

Is it better to sell a house empty or with furniture?

The short answer is yes, empty houses do take longer to sell than furnished, occupied or staged homes. A study from the Appraisal Institute found that vacant houses sold for 6% less than occupied houses and stayed on the market longer. There are a few reasons why this is the case.

Do staged homes sell for more money?

“Staging can save you from a costly price reduction,” Wilbur says. “A staged home will sell for 17% more on average than a non-staged home, and 95% of staged homes sell in 11 days or less. That is statistically 87% faster than non-staged homes.”

Should a house be staged to sell?

Staging your home is a new stress on top of the already stressful time of selling a home. According to Stagedhomes.com, “in a decreasing housing market, staged homes will sell quicker and for more money than a home that has not been staged. In an increasing housing market, staged homes will sell for even more money.”

How much does it cost to stage a home for sale?

File this one under “obvious”—but the pricier the staged home, the higher the potential home staging costs. As a general rule of thumb, the average cost for most stagers is $300 to $600 for an initial design consultation, and $500 to $600 per month per staged room.