Some people are saying staging isn’t necessary because inventory seems to be low and homes are flying off the shelves when they hit the market. Is staging even necessary in a hot market? Absolutely! Buyers still need to see the potential a space or house has for their family and lifestyle. While a staged home makes it easier for 90% of homebuyers to visualize a space, a buyer needs to connect emotionally with a space in order to consider buying it. When they are connected emotionally, they don’t want to risk losing a house. A staged home helps buyers to see how their furniture placement will work and also minimizes the flaws a home may have while accentuating the features. Staging in a hot real estate market also increases the chance to sell quickly with multiple offers, some over asking price. The investment in home staging always pays off in more ways than one! Not staging a home in a hot real estate market is potentially leaving money on the table!