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92% say a home staged with plants will sell faster than an equivalent home that is not

When it comes to staging a home for sale, 73% of real estate agents say it’s important to use live plants.

Of those who say it’s important to stage with live plants, 52% say a house that is staged with live plants will ‘definitely’ sell faster than an equivalent house that is not, while 40% say it ‘probably will.’

How much faster? According to 41%, a lot faster.

“Regarding staging a home with live plants, it can be very beneficial,” says Velody Foye-Byrd, Real Estate Investor, Founder, and CEO of Eagle Home Partners.

“Live plants can add life and vibrancy to a space, and can help potential buyers envision themselves living in the home. Additionally, plants can help improve indoor air quality and create a more inviting atmosphere. However, it’s important to make sure that the plants are well-maintained and not overwhelming or distracting,” Foye-Byrd adds.

Joy Aumann, co-founder of the LUXURYSOCALREALTY team at COMPASS gives us further insight on the importance of using plants in home staging, noting, “Plants add color, texture, and life to a space, and they can also improve air quality. A study by the University of Technology in Sydney found that staged homes with live plants sold for 10% more than those without.”

“When staging a home with live plants, it’s important to choose the right plants for the space. Opt for low-maintenance plants that will thrive indoors, such as succulents, snake plants, or peace lilies. Be sure to also take into consideration the size of the space and the amount of natural light available,” says Aumann.

Real estate agents say other important staging elements include having a tidy home, furniture, good scents, decor, and fresh flowers.


This survey was paid for by and conducted online through Pollfish on March 9, 2023. In total, 1,000 real estate agents were surveyed.

To find appropriate respondents a screening question and demographic criteria were used. Respondents had to have a career in real estate and answer that they currently are a licensed realtor/real estate agent.

The survey uses a convenience sampling method. For more information contact

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