Home staging is the preparation of a property so that it is seen to its best advantage; light, airy, comfortable, spacious, well furnished, appealing and a liveable space. Staging is becoming increasingly popular, but there are still some doubters who hold common misconceptions about the practice.
How home staging can increase your return on investment
Many homeowners who are looking to sell their home present their property as they would when they live in it. But, for these sellers to gain their asking price or to sell for a higher price at auction, they should look to have their home staged. Staging, on average, costs approximately NZD$1,300 per home, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) 2015 Home Staging Report. Now while this can sound expensive, it can add tens of thousands to the value of a property.