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As a professional Home Stager, we are often times faced with the undaunting challenge of trying to make something beautiful out of something chaotic and may at times wonder...how could things have gotten so out of control??
I have seen many homes that have had MAJOR challenges and wondered how could people live like this? So I started to ask certain questions that would give me insight into this clients background or life situation. What I have found is much heartache and pain behind the clutter. In the past two weeks I have been faced with 3 of these situations
The first home I was called into stage was a smaller home that was being listed that weekend so this was a rush job. When I entered the property I found clothing and laundry and items scattered about the house. After speaking with the realtor I came to find that the client has been battling cancer and they recently fell in the house and a family member was now taking care of them in their home. Well that explained that!!
This person was actually in the middle of their daily routine when their life suddenly changed. It is hard to go into a place like this and realize that this persons dreams and hopes can be taken away so quickly. I staged the property on Thursday and by Saturday they got 3 offers and SOLD FOR FULL PRICE!!
The next house I saw was definitely in need of major renovations before we can even think of putting furniture in the home. I began to ask the client certain questions and came to find out that her spouse had recently passed away. This was not an older couple!! Her eyes began to well with tears as she explained how they thought they would have all this time in early retirement to enjoy their life. They always worked long hours and dreamed of the day they could travel together. Then she said...Life had other plans.
I see this time and time again....ugly divorces, deaths, financial problems. These things can be so crippling to an individual that they can LET THEIR HOUSE GO!! Before we sit and judge or complain, let us remember that our first priority is to HELP, REALLY HELP this seller sell their home.
As professional Home Stagers, we have been trained to make the best out of bad situations. Okay, so you have ugly green tile in the bath...match the paint color, add some decorative accessories and curtains and show the new buyer how they can live in this space until they can afford to replace it.
Before you look at the clutter...LOOK AT THE HEART BEHIND IT!!
Happy Staging Phyllis Pafumi ReStyled to Sell Home Staging
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