By Wendy Cole, Senior Editor, REALTOR Magazine®
Home staging seems to be a more important selling tool than ever. Barb Schwartz, author of the new book Staging to Sell: The Secret to Selling Homes in a Down Market, notes that that even in today’s slower housing market, 95% of staged homes sell (on average) in 35 days or less. On the other hand, homes that are not staged take 172 days or more to sell, if they sell at all.
Just wondering if these figures correspond with what you all are finding out there? How critical is staging a property in your market?