Yes, according to the National Association of REALTORS, home staging influences buyers. Due to home staging, motivated buyers pay more for a property while staging influences their perception of a home. This is based on a survey conducted among more than 2,300 real estate agents representing both buyers and sellers.
81% of agents representing buyers think that a staged home makes it easier for potential buyers to visualize the property as their home. 46% of agents representing buyers thought that staging made buyers more willing to schedule a visit to a property they have viewed online.
32% of agents acting for buyers thought that staged homes increased the amount buyers are willing to offer from between 1% to 5% while 16% thought a staged home had the potential to increase offers from between 6% to 10%.
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The survey carried out by the NAR also found that around 62% of seller’s agents offer a home staging service to their sellers, and 39% said sellers pay for the staging before the home is listed while 10% pay for staging once the property is sold. Another 3% of agent firms will pay for the home staging service. The three most important rooms to be staged are, in order of importance; the living room, kitchen and master bedroom. The least important room to be staged is the guest bedroom.
Some great facts to think about when considering hiring a home staging service when working with real estate.