When preparing a home to list, most homeowners are faced with the decision of whether to stage or sell it empty. There are benefits and drawbacks associated with each option. So, homeowners must always weigh the pros and cons before deciding how to sell their properties.
Dubai property market has been growing rapidly in the recent past. There has been new off-plan projects in Dubai coming up now and then even in prime locations such as the apartment for sale in Dubai Marina or Bluewaters Residences by Meraas. Most of these properties are sold at very affordable prices and friendly payment plans.
But before you embark on your property hunting journey, you would first need to sell your current property at a profitable price. Here are the pros and cons of staging a property or leaving it empty:
Pros of staging
One of the biggest benefits of staging a house is the ability to paint a picture for the potential buyers. This is a great way to help buyers envision themselves in the home. In most cases, homeowners use comfortable sofas, beautiful mirrors and pretty decorations to conjure the interest of the buyers.
Nowadays, the majority of buyers are beginning their search online. Staging makes listing pictures look more appealing than an empty house. Since these pictures are the first glimpse potential buyers will see, it is good to make sure they look as great as possible. Also, it is extremely important to ensure the pictures are of top quality.
Cons of staging
One of the biggest disadvantages of staging a house is the cost involved. Depending on the elements used to stage the house, the staging process can cost the homeowner several thousand dollars to make the décor appealing.
Pros of selling an empty house
Just like some buyers envision themselves in a staged house, others find it easier to visualize in an empty house. Some people are just turned off by a staged house, especially if it is not done right.
Another advantage of selling an empty house is that it shows the owner has completely moved out and the home is ready to be occupied. Some buyers might be in a hurry to move in and may not have time to wait for the homeowner to vacate.
Cons of selling an empty house
On the downside, an empty house may not feel warm and welcoming as compared to a staged house.
Another big issue of selling a vacant house is that defects tend to stand out more. Some little defects such as cracks in the wall or a stain on the carpet can be concealed or distracted by furniture or décor.