There is a growing controversy as to whether a home can be over staged. I’ve been to private homes where the staging itself becomes the main focus!
Attention is drawn to details like a load of laundry in the dryer, a flat of pansies with a little dirt dribbled on the kitchen counter accompanied by gardening gloves and a spade. There might a book set down open-with the spine up – and reading glasses perched at an angle on top.
An entire showing can become an amusing and distracting view of make believe and over the top efforts to create the impression of an occupied home!
Need a clue? Open the fridge! Yep. It’s empty.
The owners are long gone and the lingering question becomes why go to such lengths to sell a home -instead of why buy the home in the first place? Not surprisingly, this scenario is typically found in upper end homes in this area.
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