|Personal Belongings||Most are packed away. Buyer envision themselves in your home.||Family pictures, kids artwork displayed. Buyer sees your family in your home.|
|Furniture / Style||Neutral style and colors appealing to the broadest audience.||Unique to your tastes and color preferences.|
|Floor plan||Best use of functional / aesthetic floor plan. Visualize distinct use for each room.||Rooms staged the way they were used by your family. Vision limited by existing use of space.|
|Time on Market||11 days||90 days|
|Carrying Costs$1800 / mo. mortgage, utilities, taxes||$ 1,800 (based on 30 days)||$ 5,400 (based on 90 days)|
|Cost of Staging||$ 2,000||—|
|Average Sale Price||$ 250,000asking price||$ 220,000after two $15K price reductions at 2 mo / 3 mo|
|Net Sale Price – carrying / staging cost||$ 246,200||$ 214,600|
Value of Staging
$ 31,600 !!
*Staging cost estimate based on a full staging with furniture on a 1,500 to 1,800 sq. ft. home.