Name: Coldwell Banker. Descripton:What's all the buzz about staged homes? Staging helps a home look as much like a model home as possible. After all, everyone wants the home they're buying to be better than the home they're leaving. Staging a home is a very calculated process. It is a proven system of arranging furnishings to create a positive impact on buyers the moment they enter a room. Unlike interior decorating, which is all about making a home appeal to its homeowner's unique tastes, home staging is all about marketing and presentation. Why stage your home? Buyers come with a wide variety of goals, capabilities and limitations, but they usually have a few things in common: *They can spend as little as 10 minutes touring a home. *They are heavily influenced by first impressions. *They want a great house at a great price and are looking for ways to justify a lower offer. *They will arrange their furniture the same way that the current homeowners have arranged it, so if it doesn't look right they often assume it's a problem with the house rather than the arrangement. *The condition/appearance of the home may have minor flaws that are easily picked up on when the home has no furnishings.Statistics:*According to independent studies, the average time of a sale for a staged home is 13.9 days as opposed to 31 days for a non-staged home.*Independent studies show that staged homes sell for an average of 6.9%-10% over the listing price.*Staged homes look better than competing homes.*Agents recognize staged homes as properties ready to sell and are more likely to show your home to their clients. *Buyers view staged homes as homes that have been well taken care of.*Appraisers are more likely to appraise staged homes at full value. Please call Brian Clark with Coldwell Banker at 801-599-3311 for further information on how to receive professional home staging at no cost to you!