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Should You Stage Your Home?

While staging will not work for every property here are some things to consider.

Staging takes time, costs money (if you purchase or rent items and hire a professional), and affects how you live until your home is sold, but the fact is that it can help your home sell at a higher price A survey from the International Association of Home Staging Professionals showed staging helped sell homes three to 30 times faster and helped boost the sale price by an average of 20%. Here’s why:

Staging Heightens the Quality of Your Online Photos
The National Association of Realtors reports 99% of millennial homebuyers start their search online. How a home looks in photos will directly influence whether a buyer decides to see the property in person and put in an offer.

Staging Can Get Buyers to Emotionally Connect with the Property. Updated décor and stylish touches can make a memorable impression—especially in the living room, primary bedroom, and kitchen. To make a home stand out and get the highest offers, buyers need to fall in love with it. Staging can capture buyers’ hearts and get a top-dollar sale.

Staging Will Increase a Home’s Perceived Value. It doesn’t take much to highlight a home’s appeal and heighten its perceived value. Start by decluttering and depersonalizing, removing all family photos and personal memorabilia that get in the way of buyers being able to see themselves living in the home. Paint walls neutral colors to brighten up spaces. Delete dated window treatments and remove furniture pieces that make rooms look smaller. Allow as much natural light as possible to come into rooms and place lighting fixtures in dark areas.

Staging helps Buyers see themselves living in a Vacant Property.
People have trouble seeing how they would live in a home with empty, unlit rooms. Staging a home with up-to-date furnishings and accessories helps buyers visualize how their furniture and décor would work there. Interestingly, staging with the right amount of furniture will actually make a room look more spacious and inviting.

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About Emilie

A transplant from the Pacific Northwest, Emilie has first-hand knowledge of the ins-and-outs of first-time home ownership and remodeling. She has become involved in the local art community and all the diversity Southern California has to offer and more recently has expanded her knowledge to include New Mexico.

Emilie’s passion to be involved in her community led her to become a licensed Realtor and Broker.  She continues to educate herself on different aspects of real estate to support clients with a variety of needs.  She is certified as a Military Relocation Professional (MRP) to work with U.S. Service families and veterans to find affordable housing solutions.

Having worked for both a small boutique firm and a company with a global presence, in 2023 she formed Emilie Broughton Real Estate to work with buyers, sellers, landlords, and tenants in California and New Mexico.

Splitting her time between the Land of Enchantment and the Golden State, Emilie focuses on Los Angeles County and the Greater Albuquerque metro area, helping her clients achieve their real estate goals in both Mountain and Pacific Time Zones.

Emilie represented her region as a California Real Estate State Director for three years.  She has served as President of the Pasadena Foothills Association of Realtors and is a multi-year recipient of the Five-Star Real Estate Professionals Award for the outstanding service she provides to her clients.

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