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Do you need help with staging a home in the Kansas City area? Contact us today!

Updated: Mar 17, 2022

Motieve Interior Design offers staging for sellers or real estate agents. Staging makes the home look more appealing to potential buyers, and helps them visualize how to possibly use the rooms in your home as well as seeing themselves living in your home. Staging a home not only demonstrates its full potential, but often it can help the home sell faster.



According to Home Advisor, “staging a home for sale is well worth the cost. Staged houses spend 33 to 50% less time on the market compared to non-staged homes. Staged homes also sell for 20% higher. This results in an extra 8 to 10% return compared to non-staged homes.”


The 2021 Profile of Home Staging, a report put together by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), found that there is a lot of reliable data that shows how important it is to stage a home. Over 80% of buyer’s agents stated that people were more likely to imagine themselves living in a staged house versus an unstaged house. Nearly half of buyer’s agents surveyed said that home staging influenced how buyers thought about homes.

The living room is the most critical room in the home to stage. The next two most essential rooms to stage are the master bedroom and the kitchen.


“Staging a home helps consumers see the full potential of a given space or property,’” said Jessica Lautz, NAR’s vice president of demographics and behavioral insights. ‘It features the home in its best light and helps would-be buyers envision its various possibilities.”


It’s critical to stage as soon as possible in the selling process. One reason for this is because you want to take professional photos and videos of the home when the home is staged. According to the NAR report, 7 in 10 real estate agents stated that visual content like photos and videos are more vital in the selling process than before 2020. Another reason why you should stage as early as possible is because the later you stage, the longer the house may stay on the market, which may lead to a lower price.


We are able to understand what buyers are looking for in a home, and we have the design and decorating experience to make your home as attractive as possible to buyers. We accentuate the special features of your home.


If the home is empty of furniture, we are ready and willing to work with a clean slate. If you are living in the home, we will look over all your furniture to determine which pieces should stay in the home during the selling process. We may need to bring in some new furniture and décor. In addition, we will look at any art, pictures, curtains, rugs, and other items that you have in your house. We may also recommend that you do things such as paint some walls a specific color as well as decluttering the house. Having a home with less clutter helps the home feel more spacious. Clutter also eats equity. How a home looks on the internet will directly reflect the amount of views and showings. A picture is worth a thousand words!



Do you need help with staging a home in the Kansas City area? Contact us today!

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