I had a listing some time ago that was sapping my energy. It was a lovely home, but wasn't getting anyone's attention that came through. The owner and I were at a loss. The home was vacant, but minimally furnished. It showed well....or so we thought.
Enter the professional stager. As soon as she had given the home a face lift, I knew that we were going to see some action.
Take a look at these before and after pics in the kitchen. On the left you'll see what the home looked like when I took the listing. Not bad. But on the right, the stager has come by and given the room life.
Since this experience, I have turned on that creative side of my brain to look for the hidden potential in homes. Brinigng flashes of color to a room, minimizing the furniture in some places, but showing the functionality of a room in others. Placing objects that do not distract from the home itself, but add interest to a room for those reasons that buyers just can't put their fingers on.
Little changes can make big impressions.