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Will Staging Your House Help You Sell for More?

Does staging your house really work? I often get asked this question and my answer is always different. I think a better question is ‘When should I stage my house?’.

The only time staging a house with a professional staging company helps you sell your home for more money is if it’s a newly built or renovated home. In other instance. In other instances, the staging costs may not have a return on the cost.

Why Staging a Newly Finished Reno Project or Development is Worthwhile

When I work with buyers looking at new homes it feels a lot more like a lifestyle purchase rather than a practical acquisition. In these instances, staged homes may create the spark of inspiration the buyers need to pull the trigger. It’s also more likely the buyers of new or renovated homes are upgrading. When people are upgrading, they may want to see how the space should be used as it’s normally a much larger square footage than they are used to. With older more standardized homes there is more focus on price & location.

Why You Shouldn’t Stage Your House

If you’re living in a 1400 Sq Ft or smaller bungalow most people looking at your house to purchase will have likely been in plenty of houses with a similar layout. Everyone will have a decent idea of what could fit in each room. The space is easy to understand. Whether there’s no furniture in the house, or your furniture.

As for older homes which may have a unique layout, I am still skeptical. I think new furniture in an older home may have the opposite effect. If you see new furniture in an older house it may emphasize the age of the property. However, there are some instances when people’s imagination needs help. If you have a space that isn’t very self explanatory you should try to keep the furniture you currently have in that space. This may be an instance where seeking the help of a staging company is necessary. If you want specific information about staging your home in Edmonton, give me a call! 780-902-1856 or contact me on my website.

Dayneris quintana
Dayneris quintana
We recently had the pleasure of working with Logan to sell our apartment located in Edmonton while we live in Calgary, and we couldn't be happier with the results. Logan did an excellent job making suggestion for a better sale and renovating the apartment, transforming it into a stunning space. Thanks to his efforts, the apartment sold quickly and for above the asking price. Communication was seamless throughout the process. He kept us informed at every stage regarding the renovating process and the interest and in the apartment. We highly recommend Logan Patterson for his dedication, professionalism, and exceptional results. Thank you for your outstanding service!
Clarence Bouwsema
Clarence Bouwsema
Logan helped make the whole process easier and stressful free.
Darren Rankin
Darren Rankin
Couldn't have asked for a better realtor than Logan. Hard-working, punctual, and dedicated, he goes above and beyond regardless of whether you're buying a cozy condo or a dream home. His deep understanding of the market and strong rapport with fellow realtors make the process smooth sailing. Plus, his wealth of advice and keen eye for detail saved me money by catching things others might miss. Highly recommend using his broker, especially if you're a first-time homebuyer. Thanks for everything, Logan! PS: If you're a first-time homebuyer, just use his broker. Trust me, you won't regret it!
Michael Coderre
Michael Coderre
Logan was a pleasure to work with. He made recommendations on what would be the best money spent to sell our home quickly, and even lined up the trades and provided quotes for the work. In my opinion his services are a step above my past experiences, and I would highly recommend his services to any home seller. The fact that we sold the home for over asking price with no conditions was definitely the icing on the cake! Thanks Logan.
Harry Yau
Harry Yau
The whole experience selling my property was as easy as it could have been. Logan was incredibly helpful, keeping us up to date with amount of people interested, offers, and counters on a timely basis. He gave us comparable properties to help calibrate our asking price, and kept us updated on sale trends in the Edmonton market. He worked hard for our business, is very professional, and was always understanding of our availability limitations (total of 3 partners making decisions together from 3 different cities). I would hire him again, and would certainly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell in Edmonton.
Jaymee Sison
Jaymee Sison
Logan made the whole sale process from start to finish very easy. I live in a different city from where the property is located so I wasn't readily available to help with the sale. Logan coordinated photos, showings and best of all, he was respectful and mindful of our tenants who were currently living in the property. Thank you for your hard work Logan. We couldn't have been happier with the sale! $21K over list price!
Reid Tames
Reid Tames
Logan was phenomenal and super accommodating when it came to helping us buy our first home! We had so many questions and were challenging with our schedule but he was able to make it all work for US! Would highly recommend to any friends and family!!
MVP Power Inc
MVP Power Inc
Logan did an amazing job! He was very patient as we had seen several houses and willing to meet us any time. He was very knowledgeable about the neighbourhoods we wanted to buy in.

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