A room always looks bigger with furniture in it. In reality furniture correctly scaled to a room, gives a buyer a perspective of how their furniture will fit in the space.
The return on investment for home staging is to average a sale price 7 - 10% more than a non staged home. Staged properties sell 50 - 80% quicker avoiding potential additional costs.
In reality buyers are more sophisticated now and are expecting much more.
Again buyers are much more sophisticated than before. With access to the internet, TV design shows, DIY classes this has all changed. If a buyer subconsciously observes too many “red flags” he/she will move to the next property or demand a big price reduction.
Even decorated homes still need staging. With decorating, the focus is on the “stuff” whereas with home staging it is more about highlighting the architectural features and focal points.
Many assume that home stagers charge similar fees to interior designers, however, the cost of staging can accommodate many budgets from a simple consultation to full home staging.