If the home you’re selling is brand new — or a flip — you should count on spending 1% of your home’s asking price on home staging. In return, you can expect to get 10 times that back. Still, home staging is quite an elusive creature. How exactly do you stage a home? What are all the items in the home you need to look at? How much does it really cost to stage a home?
Did you know that each time a house is relisted for sale in the real estate market, it gets a new MLS number? Then, for their reporting, Realtors simply use the last MLS number when they print out their reports showing average days on the market for the homes in their area. Cumulative days on market are rarely, if ever, addressed.