Ask Gerald: Should I Stage My House Before I Sell It?
Q: Should I Stage My House Before I Sell It? Tommy, Orlando, FL
A: Good question, Tommie. My simple answer to your question is yes, you should stage your home if you can afford it. Staging helps make a home easier to sell because people buy on emotion and staging makes it easier for potential buyers to picture themselves in a home. When staging, little things matter (ambiance, appearance and lighting all count). Also, less is often more—you don’t have to go overboard furnishing every inch of a home, just the basics, neat and presentable—it’s a good idea to leave enough empty space for your buyers to imagine their belongings in the house.