The way we navigate life is always changing and improving. Here are a few examples of how we’ve evolved in the last 10 years: Landlines to cell phones, shopping in stores to buying online, Taxis to Uber, travel agents to Trip Adviser, meeting in bars to dating websites and last, but not least vacant homes to staged homes like the ones pictured below.

In the age of the Internet home staging is the most innovative marketing tool when selling. Why? Because 97% of buyers shop online for their home before ever consulting a Realtor.  Long gone are the days of driving around to open houses in hopes finding your dream house.  Now it’s as easy as logging onto your computer or mobile device and you can view all the homes you want, anywhere, anytime.    Barbara Corcoran Home Staging, NJ home Staging, Essex Union County NJ home staging

That said, it’s more important than ever to stage your vacant home if it’s going to stand out from your competition.  Barbara Corcoran, real estate mogul and now one of ABC’s Shark Tank Investors reports, “Home staging used to be an option – now it’s a necessity!” Like everything else the way we sell homes has evolved.

We are visual creatures by nature. That being said, only 10%  of buyers can walk into a vacant home and visualize furniture arrangement, much less the home’s true potential. Shopping online is even more confusing. You can’t be sure which room you’re looking at (living room, family room, den, office, ect.) without furnishings as a point of reference.

If you’re still on the fence about home staging here are examples of builders who turned to NJ’s Elite Staging to showcase their luxury homes. Most sold within weeks after sitting on the market with no offers. The best way to demonstrate the power of home staging is seeing the results…

White can be boring…Living Room Before StagingOnce staged white becomes chic. No painting necessary…Essex County NJ Home Staging, NJ home staging, North Jersey Home Staging, Union County Home stagingWe often have to change “builder’s yellow” to an updated paint color…5 Chatham Pine St 076Benjamin Moore’s Abalone is fresh and really showcases the black and white stone fireplace…NJ home Staging, NJ home stagers, Essex County NJ Home staging, Barbara Corcoran Home StagingBuyer’s loved this garden room…except they couldn’t figure out how to best utilize the views…And now they can..NJ home Staging, NJ home stagers, Essex County NJ Home staging, Barbara Corcoran Home StagingBuyers love open concept homes, but they are confusing with no furniture…3 VIZCAYA 121By flanking the fireplace with shelves, the blank walls are no longer an issue…NJ home Staging, NJ home stagers, Essex County NJ Home staging, Barbara Corcoran Home StagingBuyers found this large open space very confusing…3 Hilltop LG Apt 129AOnce we staged the model, all the units sold out in 5 weeks…NJ home Staging, NJ home stagers, Essex County NJ Home staging, Barbara Corcoran Home StagingYellow paint wasn’t a good choice for this (or any) dining room if you’re selling…9 Chatham Pine St 067A fresh coat of paint, staging and a chandelier transformed the space. Now the beautiful molding pops…10 Chatham 103Again, the builder’s yellow had to go – it’s dated! 3 Chatham Pine St 051 Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore has mass appeal and is trending right now…NJ home Staging, NJ home stagers, Essex County NJ Home staging, Barbara Corcoran Home StagingPlease call NJ’s Elite Staging at 201-602-2562 or email us at kris@elitestagingandredesign.com for a free vacant consultation. We are NJ’s premier luxury home staging company and can transform your house into a buyer’s dream home!