Whether you’re a property investor or a family who has already moved on to new digs, you may wonder if it makes sense to stage a vacant home that you’re trying to sell. All you have to do is look at before and after home staging photos to find your answer.
For most people, buying a home is an emotional decision. Not only is it likely to be one of your largest financial investments, it will also become the home base for all your hopes and dreams. The place where you raise a family. Entertain your friends. Nurture loving relationships. Inspire creativity. Start a dream business. De-stress at the end of a hard day.
Of course there are exceptions, but warm and fuzzy emotions are not generally triggered by an empty space.
Take a look for yourself. We staged this vacant home in Silverado, a newer community at the southern edge of Calgary, with potential buyers in mind. Silverado is a growing, upscale, mixed residential, family-oriented community with a youthful energy designed around green space and with a distant view of the Calgary skyline.
When a potential buyer walks into a vacant home in this neighbourhood, she may notice how clean, new and modern the finishings are (as seen in the ‘before’ photo). But will that speak to her hopes and dreams for creating her desired lifestyle here?
On the other hand, after you stage a vacant home like this (as seen in the ‘after’ photo), the immediate reaction is emotional. It’s simply easier for your ideal buyer to imagine what her lifestyle might be in this space from the very first impression. Her senses fuel a gut reaction.
What gut reaction do you want your property’s first impression to create? Stage a vacant home for maximum appeal.
Want to see more? Head on over to the Simply Stylish Staging Facebook page for more staging photos.