Ask Cari: What are the benefits of staging a home before you list it?

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An #AskCari Question: What are the benefits of staging a home before you list it?

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Transcript of Cari’s answer

 I love staging. I think staging a home is incredibly important, so my thoughts on staging are as follows: Always do it when you’re a seller. And a lot of times sellers will be upset and they’ll say, “my house is perfect. I don’t need staging.” Unless you, yourself are a stager or an interior decorator, your house will be benefited by having some staging done.

Staging a house always helps sell houses faster and for more. Because the entire purpose of listing a home is creating an atmosphere that a buyer will walk into and imagine themselves there.

In most cases, when we are in a house that we’re living in, It looks like your house, it reflects you and your lifestyle. But we want to attract a buyer who has never — who may or may not be like you. And so we need to make it as neutral as possible so that they can imagine themselves there. And that’s what staging does.

And if you are a buyer and you’re walking into a house that’s neutral and you can imagine creating the life that you want in that house, you’re gonna pay top dollar and you’re gonna do it right away.

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Cari McGee

My husband and I came to the Tri-Cities in 1994, and we thought it would be a temporary stop on our way to larger cities. He was a television sports anchor at the time, and we planned to go wherever the "next step up" took us. Twenty-plus years later, we're still here and we've loved every minute of it! We have two children now, and we've found the Tri-Cities area is a wonderful place to raise a family. It's a great place to do outdoorsy things -- I like to hike Badger Mountain or run along the river path. I also love reading ... by a cozy fire in the winter or a beautiful picture window in the summer (with the A/C on!). I've been a licensed Realtor since 2004. I earned my managing broker's license in 2016, which means I can run my own brokerage, or create a team of real estate agents and supervise them, which is exactly what I did when I formed the Cari McGee Real Estate Team in 2018! We have administrative and marketing personnel, as well as additional agents to serve you. I became a director of the Tri-Cities Association of Realtors Board of Directors in 2016, became Secretary/Treasurer of the organization, and was elected to Vice President in 2019. Want to talk about real estate? Click here to schedule a meeting with me!

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