It is a seller’s market in Wisconsin. More Wisconsin homes sold in the first quarter of 2016 than any first quarter since 2007, according to the most recent analysis of the residential housing market by the Wisconsin REALTORS® Association (WRA).
This house was listed for 7 months before Premiere Home Stagers was called in to stage it. A short time after an Open House, the sellers accepted an offer. Just think of the carrying costs for 7 months on a vacant house! If this house was staged when originally listed, it most likely would have received a higher offer. The longer a house sits, the price drops, and the listing becomes “stale.”
Median selling prices continued their upward trend during the first quarter, increasing 6 percent in 2016 as compared to the first quarter of 2015. Despite raising prices, Wisconsin housing remains very affordable when compared to the rest of the Midwest and the nation.
Staging a vacant house is a no-brainer—even during a seller’s market. A vacant room is not inspiring or cozy. Most prospective buyers will have trouble visualizing where their belongings should go. Minor imperfections stand out because there is nothing else to focus on.
Do yourself (and your house) a favor and add some color, texture, and coziness to your dwelling whether selling or staying. Call Premiere Home Stagers at 608-345-9396 today!