Staging and Sellers – Where to Begin

We are very pleased to welcome another guest blogger to our community, Janice Poulin from Perfectly Placed for You.   It is important to remember that you view your home one way and a buyer views your home totally differently as they are trying to picture themselves in it.  That’s where staging and stagers can help you to get the most money for your home:

 

Why is staging important and where do sellers begin?

 

Whether a property is occupied or vacant, staging it will help potential buyers envision a desirable lifestyle. Purchasing a home is an emotional process, and fostering a feel good connection with buyers will significantly increase the odds of a sale.

 

Sellers can sometimes feel overwhelmed by the process of staging. Often, people have accumulated a life time worth of memories in a home, and they aren’t quite sure where to begin.

 

First, try to look at each space and pretend that you are a potential buyer. What is your eye drawn to first? Is it a selling feature?

 

Evaluate each space with these 5 points in mind:

 

1. Consider repairs and key upgrades.

2. Clear away excess belongings, furniture, family photos and personal or religious items

3. Place furniture to establish function and highlight selling features

4. Use color to highlight key areas and to create an overall appealing response

5. Introduce emotional cues to help buyers connect with the property – i.e. possibly an entertaining  vignette on an island or peninsula in an open kitchen

 

Make a list as you move through each space. It may also be easier to work backwards and to imagine that the room is empty. Ask yourself what key pieces are needed to establish function and to create a welcoming feel?

 

No doubt for some, staging will be a sizable investment of time and energy. However, if a picture is worth a thousand words, making the effort to create a positive image online and in person is an investment well worth making.

 

Now take a deep breath and get started!

Janice Poulin   –    Perfectly Placed for You        978-337-3266

PerfectlyPlacedforYou@yahoo.com       jan@perfectlyplacedforyou.com         http://perfectlyplacedforyou.com/Perfectly_Placed_For_You/Perfectly_Placed_For_You_Redesign_%26_Staging.html

 

 

 

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