SHOULD I HOME STAGE MY HOUSE TO SELL?
Home Staging can halve the days on market because it attracts more interest, more quickly and often multiple offers.
We have assisted many home owners when selling a house, often achieving sales in half the average timeframe and at top prices since 2007. Home staging has had a big influence in reducing the time to sell.
It has been well proven that the biggest impact on the success or failure of a property is the first impression it makes to a viewer, either online or in a magazine. You can see more insights about home staging here.
The images on this page (and in the gallery top right) are of Agent Finder NZ client homes that have been staged for sale. We often receive unsolicited testimonials from people thrilled with the success of their sale after following our advice.
A HOUSE HUNTER'S PERSPECTIVE
It is important to be mindful that a house hunter is only seeing your home through a one-dimensional photograph that is often very small when in fact, if you were standing in your house, it may feel quite different in size.
HOW MUCH DOES HOME STAGING COST?
Home staging costs vary quite a lot from region to region but as it totally transforms a property for sale is usually worth it. If you look at properties for sale in your area and price range that are staged, they stand well out from competing homes that are not.
They are generally charged at a rate covering four to five weeks.
The time can be extended if needed although this is rarely required.
The prices below are usually exclusive of GST but provide an idea of investment needed.
Real estate agents report that home staging can add 10-15% to an expected sale price.
To home stage an Auckland home, the price range would be in the region of $3000 to $6000 for a standard campaign period of say five weeks. Partial staging is also available to enhance the owners' furnishings and decor.
Home staging in Wellington is around $2700 to $4000.
Home staging in Christchurch ranges from around $1800 to $3000 roughly.
When discussing the upcoming sale of your property with a real estate agent, home staging costs are one of the questions to ask a real estate agent when you first meet.
HOW TO FIND A HOME STAGER IN MY AREA
We can provide you with a complete directory of home stagers in your area so you can get some quotes. It's all part of the Agent Finder free package for NZ home sellers.