Perception can be everything. In my previous blog post, I addressed the refrigerator in the dining room. Perception: potential buyers might think the kitchen is too small.
Let's talk about water. When you buy a house, you get the water access with it. It might be "city water" or "well water", but you get water. Is that water potable? Does it taste good? You might have the water tested, but in large part one assumes the water is fine!
So how far can we test this perception?
If you open the fridge, you may see bottles of water (or maybe not so much any more, with the higher cost and "going green"), but that's OK - it's portable, so you're sure the tap water is fine.
There may be a water dispenser in the kitchen with large bottles of commercially-supplied water, and somehow that's OK too. It's almost a luxury item.
But what do you think if you see a bottled water dispenser on the second-floor landing (and visible from the front door)? I'll tell you what I thought on my Staging Consultation (Perception): "The water in this house is so bad, that if I want a drink in the middle of the night, I have to use this dispenser - not the tap water from one of three bathrooms!" I recommending putting this in storage for the duration.
A professional Home Stager can help prepare any house, occupied or vacant, at any price point, for today's market. Call a Stager today if your house is on the market or you're thinking about doing so. Many Realtors provide a Stager's Consultation as part of their listing package. A small investment in a Staging Consultation can net you a faster sale for more money.
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