How Home Staging Benefits the Kansas City Real Estate Industry

When we move into a home, our first impulse is often to personalize it. We paint the walls colors we think will look nice and cheerful, put up our favorite art, and arrange our furniture as will best suit our lifestyle. Over the years, our living space comes to reflect who we are, which is great… until it comes time to sell our home.

You might think a home that feels "lived in" would sell more quickly and for more money, but that's not the case. People are all so different in their likes and dislikes that even the most stylish, well-decorated home may turn off a potential buyer if they don't see what they want for themselves reflected in your living space. A cozy house decorated in a country fashion won't catch the eye of someone who has a more modern look in mind for their future home; likewise, a minimalist space won't feel right to someone who wants a more "homey" feel. That's why Kansas City home staging is a fantastic idea for anyone looking to sell their home quickly and for top dollar.

Home staging de-personalizes and de-clutters a for-sale property and lets the home itself—not your personal style—make an impression on potential buyers. Staged homes spend half the time on the market than homes that are not staged for sale, according to a survey by realtors at Coldwell Banker. That's a good thing right now in Kansas City, where the real estate industry is booming. Sales of new and re-sold homes went up 13.6 percent in 2015, and the average sale price of a home has gone up 5.6% over the last year. Even better, 2016 is shaping up to be a sellers' market, as there is a growing demand for homes in our area.

A sellers' market is a great thing, but it also means people selling their homes will be in competition with one another to attract buyers. Kansas City home stagers can help sellers make their homes as attractive as possible to potential buyers, and quickly. According to the National Association of Realtors, most buyers are affected by home staging. They report that homes that had been staged were easier for buyers to visualize as their own.

The longer a home stays on the market, the less you can ask for it, so a quick sale is in the best interest of both home sellers and realtors. It's also worth noting that 90% of home buyers begin their search online—so photos of a staged home will stand out amid the clutter. Staging the most commonly photographed rooms—living rooms, kitchens, master bedrooms, dining rooms, bathrooms, and children's and guest bedrooms—can give you a major advantage before the first potential buyer sets foot in your home.

If you're looking to sell your home fast and for top dollar, give Details Home Staging Solutions a call at (913) 488-6471, or visit us online at

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