I was honored to be asked to participate in an article for Redfin. If you are planning on selling your home, you would do well to avoid these common errors that may have a negative effect on buyers. Take advantage of these nuggets of wisdom from professional home stagers!
In a room the size of a bedroom . . . In a room already full of furniture that was STAYING . . . Design a family den equipped with TV, bar, mini-fridge, microwave - and did I mention, all the current furniture was STAYING? A large executive desk, a full-size sofa, a medical cabinet, a barrel-style bar with two bar stools and two "barrel" chairs.
There may be many reasons why a home for sale is vacant. It may be a new home or maybe the homeowners have already moved on. Regardless, the home is left with no furniture, no pictures on the walls, no decorations – no life. After a home buyer has looked at dozens of homes online or toured home after home, a vacant home has little chance of being remembered. Staging a vacant home can not only make the home more memorable, it can also help sell the home. Here are 4 reasons why:
Word seems to have gotten around that wallpaper popularity is on the rise again. Wallpaper with bold geometric patterns or sophisticated metallic designs are showing up on HGTV, in magazines and online. What does this mean for you when you are selling your home? Is wallpaper a good idea?
Staging is a powerful marketing tool (see What Staging Is and What It Isn't - part 1). Unfortunately, many sellers don't take advantage of this powerful marketing tool because of some misconceptions about staging. Let me clarify what staging isn't:
Home staging has been defined in a number of ways. "Decorating a home to sell" or "the art of preparing a home for sale" are among the most common. While I don't disagree with either of these, I wonder if they haven't somehow shortchanged exactly what home stagers do.
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