Should I Sell a Home Empty or Staged?

When getting ready to sell a home, there’s a lot to think about, and unless you’re a certified realtor, you may be feeling lost. 

Amid trying to decide where you’ll live next, what your asking price will be, or whether or not you’ll use a realtor, many people also wonder if they stage their home or move out and sell the home empty. Trying to answer all of these unanswered questions can make moving stressful. 

What Does it Mean to Stage a Home?

Oftentimes when you walk through a model home, you’ll notice beautiful furniture, flawless decor, and other touches that make the home look lived-in. This is the beauty of staging. With a closer look, you might notice that the furniture looks impeccable but is actually cheaply made. The TVs or appliances might be fake. Everything is there to give the illusion of beauty and perfection, but it’s actually practical at all. Builders and property owners often hire professional stagers to come into a space before selling and make it look more desirable. 

It’s also possible to stage a home while it’s still being lived in. This can be done by a professional, but it’s often done by the owner who brings in new pieces to make the space look as beautiful as possible.

Why Stage Your Home?

It’s been said that people don’t know what they want until you show it to them. Staging a house can give potential buyers a view into how the house looks with furniture in it and what certain spaces could be used for. Homes typically feel more natural and homey when they are staged. A staged home typically has few, if any, personal details like family photos or portraits. The lack of specificity helps the buyers envision themselves in the home more easily. If you’re trying to sell a home, staging it could be the way to go. However, it’s not right for everybody, and there are other options to consider.

Selling an Empty Home

While staging a house costs money and takes time, selling an empty house costs no money and only requires you to move everything prior to selling. One huge benefit of selling an empty house is that potential buyers will see the house as ready for someone to move right in, speeding up the process. Additionally, most buyers love a mess-free home, and seeing the house empty can make it feel bigger than if it was filled with cluttering items. 

Though it’s a cheaper and easier option, there are certainly downsides to selling an empty home. Empty houses typically feel cold and unwelcoming, which is not something that prospective buyers want to see. The home’s defects are also more visible when there’s no furniture or decor to distract from any problems that the house might have.

ZechBuysHouses, LLC Offers Another Solution

Does staging to sell a home sound like a nightmare, but selling an empty house doesn’t work for you either? For residents in Colorado Springs, Colorado, ZechBuysHouses will buy your home as-is! That means no stressing about making it look perfect, and no need to try and move out before listing. We’re ready to make you a quick, all-cash offer. Reach out today and we’ll help take the stress out of selling your house.

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