Which staging/home improvement tasks do Realtors recommend the most?

April 2, 2019

According to NAR’s 2019 Profile of Home Staging survey, most real estate agents believe in the power of staging or preparing a home for sale.


Below are the top 8 activities that agents recommend before putting your house on the market:


Declutter the home – 95% recommend

Most of us just have too much stuff!


Entire home deep cleaned – 89% recommend

Go ahead and hire a professional!


Remove pets during showings – 83% recommend

Not everyone is an animal lover… they may be afraid of dogs or be allergic to cats.


Steam clean the carpet – 78% recommend

Make it look like new.


Complete minor repairs – 77% recommend

Most buyers want move-in ready so fix that leaky faucet.


Depersonalize – 70% recommend

Your family photos are great, but get in the way of the buyer seeing the home as their own.


Landscaping- 67% recommend

Add instant curb appeal when your yard looks beautiful and well-kept.


Paint – 66% recommend

Painting is kind of a chore, but it is cheap and provides a clean slate.


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