Research: Is it worth your money to hire a stager?
As you prepare to sell your home, you might debate whether to hire a stager who can make it look on-trend and ultra-appealing for prospective buyers.
Advocates say an effective stager can make a huge difference in how customers perceive your home, since they know all the tricks for arranging, curating and/or adding to your décor for optimal aesthetics.
But skeptics say the cost (a national average of $1,000 and $3,000) can be unnecessary. Sometimes, rearranging furnishings calls attention to flaws in the home. And living with borrowed, rearranged or missing furnishings (while waiting for a sale) can be inconvenient.
What do the facts say?
“Homes may be selling faster, but the right style can help earn the highest ROI,” notes stager Patti Stern on NAR.com.