Home Staging

What is Home Staging?


Staging is often much more than simply decorating. A home stage presents a property as move-in ready with up to date inviting decor, particularly in key areas like living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, and dining rooms. The goal is to create an emotional connection with buyers, making them more committed and potentially willing to offer more.

According to the National Association of REALTORS® 2021 Profile of Home Staging, 82% of buyers’ agents believe that staging helps clients visualize the property as their future home. Dark, empty properties are contrasted with staged ones, which not only help buyers envision their furniture in the space but also make rooms appear more spacious and inviting.

Given that 99% of millennial home buyers start their search online, having a photo-ready, staged property can significantly influence their decision to view the home in person and make an offer. Staging is considered an investment that maximizes the rate of return on the property sale, often costing less than the potential first price reduction. On average, a 1% investment of the sale price into staging yields a return of 5% to 15% over the asking price, according to data from the Real Estate Staging Association.

A survey by the International Association of Home Staging Professionals indicates that staged homes sell three to 30 times faster than their non-staged counterparts and can increase the sale price by up to 20% on average. For sellers opting not to stage, the survey suggests that the average price reduction on a home is significantly higher than the investment in staging would have been. 

At Legacy Solutions Group, we assess the property and collaborate with homeowners and/or real estate professionals to pinpoint aspects that may be challenging for prospective buyers to visualize. We love to hear the individual concerns of each client and create solutions! With an extensive inventory of furnishings and home decor, we can either utilize our collection for a project or incorporate existing items in the home to effectively highlight its features.