That’s not necessarily true, according to a recent academic study. The study surveyed 820 homebuyers by showing them one of six virtual tours of the same property. In some instances the home was decorated with traditional furniture and color schemes, while in others more eccentric furniture and colors were used. In other tours there was no furniture at all, just empty rooms.
The overall results of the study were that staging is unlikely to increase a home’s sale price, and that staging isn’t quite as important as everyone believes.
Of course, this doesn’t mean that you should be inattentive to the appearance of your home, including its curb appeal. While elaborate staging may be unnecessary, good presentation is an important part of every sale, from muffins to mansions.
Real estate trends vary greatly from market to market. If you have questions about staging your home for sales, talk to your trusted real estate professional.