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good staging: Beware! The Top 20 Tacky Staging Techniques - 05/10/10 02:55 PM
Home staging should show off the great features of your listing and diminish the negative ones, not create a phony atmosphere. It's all about marketing that feeling of the good life and what is possible for the room without going overboard. A home should never look like it's been staged.20 Tacky Techniques: Napkins stuffed in wine glasses (Creates a phony atmosphere.) Place settings on a table or bar (Nothing says, "This home has been staged", more than dishes, stemware, silverware, and napkins.) Old bath towels hanging on a bar with ribbon (Old towels will not give a buyer the spa feeling, (124 comments)
good staging: Tacky Staging Techniques that Will Harm Your Listing! - 05/10/10 01:37 PM
Some staging will do more harm than good. Bad staging stops your buyer from noticing and buying your listing. Do you know the difference? No one stuffs a napkin in a wine glass in real life. No one has towels cascading out of rattan baskets in the shower. Who lives like that? Nobody, and buyers are going to feel like they're being sold. If you don't do it in real life, don't do it at all! A home should not look like it has been staged! Good staging has a very natural look. Your buyer should walk in the door and (6 comments)
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