Staging FAQ’s-Greater Houston Area- Should I Pack Up and Move Everything Out Before You Come to Stage?
Timely article from Kathy Streib, owner of Room Service Home Staging serving Palm Beach County.
I just had this conversation on Wednesday of last week with someone that was taking a moving truck full of items they didn't think they would need to another state last weekend. They were already loading the truck, so I couldn't help them except for giving her advice over the phone. I will go there tomorrow to see what was left behind to work with.
This is a common mistake that home sellers make. Always consult a home stager before the moving trucks come to help you to know what to keep and what to pack.
Staging FAQ’s-Boca Raton- Should I Pack Up and Move Everything Out Before You Come to Stage?
NO! Put down the sofa !!!!! When you hear of home staging and preparing a house for sale, we often
associate that with “decluttering”, moving things out and packing things up.
However, you can save yourself and your Home Stager a lot of time, money and headaches if you first allow the professional to see what you have.
Most stagers have a creative eye and an awareness of everyone’s budgets and do their best to have the two coexist.
On a staging earlier this year, my clients had most of their furniture removed to their garage. There were also boxes of very nice floral arrangements and other items we could use for staging the house…… if only I could see them.
So, 2 weeks after they paid for a crew to pack up all of these items and place them in their garage, they had to pay for them to return and unpack it so we could see exactly what was in the garage.
After everything was unpacked and unwrapped, we were able to stage the house using everything in the garage.
Confusing isn’t it? This is not the first time we’ve run into this.
One client was talked into donating or selling her furniture to her family and friends, who told her that the home would sell quickly so why not clear out the space so Buyers could see it.
If you are preparing your home to sell, don’t touch a thing before letting your stager see and evaluate what you have.
Our Consultations can:
- Make suggestions for paint colors
- Show what items or areas need to be repaired or updated.
- Evaluate your furniture and accessories and repurpose or reposition them as needed.
- Help you show the possibilities of your home to Buyers.
Staging FAQ’s-Boca Raton- Asked and Answered…. Seek the advice of a home stager before you move a thing!
and ask for our Staging Consultation!