Price is ultimately determined by you and your Realtor and based on market conditions and other factors. However, there is also the perceived value factor which, for a buyer who loves your house, can be totally subjective. Home staging goes a long way toward’s helping increase a home’s perceived value.
Research shows that staged homes sell for more money than homes that have not been staged. Consider this scenario. Your home is for sale for $400,000 and it has been sitting on the market for a while. In an effort to sell it you reduce the price by 5% ($20,000). If you spent just 1% ($4,000) on staging to make your home more appealing and didn’t drop the price, you are $16,000 ahead of where you would have been had you dropped the price. Not staging your home is like leaving money on the table.