Premiere Home Stagers recently consulted on a house that is being readied for sale. The investors wanted to know how much a vacant staging would cost. They divulged they would be willing to spend a little extra to stage it with a full complement of furniture and accessories.
My opinion as a professional home stager, a licensed realtor, and more than 10 years working with a residential re-modeler tells me their money would be well-spent in doing some remodeling. The first project should be to provide a separate master bathroom for the master bedroom.
Today’s buyers are looking for an updated, open concept kitchen with stainless steel appliances.
The bathrooms and family room could use some updating as well.
Staging is done when renovations are completed. Staging cannot “make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear”, but can only enhance what is already there. My recommendation is to use any money available to address at least some of these concerns. Any potential buyer knows they will need to do some renovations, and the price of the house should reflect that.