The Magic of Painting and Staging
According to a National Association of Realtors survey, homes that sold after four weeks on the market sold for 6% less than ones that sold in the first four weeks. Only 10% of home buyers can visualize the potential of a home online. A staged home evokes an emotional connection, creates more interest and therefore sells faster and for more money. Staging/Cosmetic Improvements are an investment, typically costing between $2,000 and $15,000+ depending on whether furniture needs to be rented, wall paper needs to come down, etc. Weigh this with many additional months on the market and lowering your price 5-10% and it should become a no-brainer.