Monday Market Update: Staging Is Here To Stay

There are many aspects of the real estate industry that are constantly changing – but there is one step of the process that is here to stay: staging! Clients often ask if staging is ‘still in’, if it is really necessary, or if they can just pack up and leave rooms empty (how I feel about empty rooms is another post!). In this regard, I could not agree more with the findings reported by the National Association of Realtors® ‘2019 Profile of Home Staging’. The bottom line: staged homes sell best.

Check out the stats below from NAR® on how home staging decreases the time a home spends on market, increases buyers’ ability to visualize the home as their own and positively impacts value!


While the report found that the kitchen master bedroom and living room are the most important rooms to stage, the dining room and outdoor areas follow close behind in the study. The ‘least’ important room to stage ranked the guest bedroom, however, I would argue that staging it is still necessary compared to leaving it bare.

To read the complete report, including perspectives from listing agents, buyer’s agents & of course – the buyers themselves – please click HERE.

All my best,


Bobbi Decker, SRES®, CIPS®
Broker Associate, Today Sotheby’s International Realty
Bobbi Decker & Associates
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p. 650.346.5352

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