2010 Real Estate Guide
A brown house with white trim and the sky
real estate
Home staging key to selling

3. Value of staging
Next
4 of 6
Back

Not only can staging help seal the deal when a buyer is inspecting a home, but it can also get that buyer to visit the home in the first place. "Twenty years ago, people would drive by properties and read the paper and read ads and have to go look at them," says Brodnax. "Now 90 percent are looking on the Internet before they even get a Realtor to show them homes. So if you don't have amazing pictures of that property, people move that property to the 'I'm not even going to bother going to visit the home' list."

With social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook being used to post pictures of properties, staging takes on a new urgency as a home's presentation has a lot more at stake and its ability to sell can often hinge on a photograph.


 

 

advertisement

Show Bankrate's community sharing policy
          Connect with us
advertisement
MORTGAGE & REAL ESTATE NEWSLETTER

Timely market news and advice for consumers ready to buy, sell or invest in real estate. Delivered weekly.

Blog

Judy Martel

More homeowners above water

Rising prices are driving homeowners into positive equity, but it could be a long road.  ... Read more

advertisement
Partner Center
advertisement

Connect with us