The goal of home staging is always to help a seller receive the maximum amount of money for his/her home. At StageRight Staging we try to educate both agents and sellers on the FACT that home staging is an investment, not an expense. The difference between an expense and an investment is that an expense is money that will be deducted from the bottom line, whereas an investment may have an initial fee involved, but it adds the bottom line, or net proceeds of the transaction.
Creating a positive reward on investment through home staging There are several ways that staging can create a return on investment.
Saved carrying costs - when a home is vacant, or sitting empty, there are usually huge carrying costs. These may include a mortgage, utilities, increased insurance rates, maintenance, lawn care, pool care, HOA fees, and taxes. A home sitting empty can costs thousands of dollars every single month. Each month of carrying costs that is saved may create a multiple return on the cost of staging.