Homes on The Market are Suffering from Identity Crises

Home Stager with BCM Home Staging LLC

Is your Home one of Them?

When it comes to marketing a home it is so important to make sure all the rooms are in order and accounted for. Meaning that each room in a house has a specific purpose and it is necessary that buyers see them for what they are.

Many of the homes I view and stage have rooms that suffer from Identity Crises.

• Living rooms that have become the play and toy room.
• Bedrooms that are made into a make-shift office, homework room or a catch-all room.
• Dining rooms that have become the second family room.

Sometimes these rooms just need to exist this way because that is the way the homeowner lives and needs to use the space. But, when it comes to sell the line has to be drawn and the rooms have to be shown for what they were meant to be.

It is so important to market every inch of a home. These rooms can not be over looked. Buyers can not be left to figure out what a room is for, they must be shown.

Here are just a few examples of rooms that have regained their Identity by being professionally staged BCM Home Staging, LLC.













When ready to sell, make sure you are ready to be seen.
All photography done by:
Barbara Cluck-Miksits owner of
BCM Home Staging, LLC

Comments (8)

Chris Olsen
Olsen Ziegler Realty - Cleveland, OH
Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate

Hi Barbara -- Right on, music to my ears, a picture speaks a 1000 words.

Jul 12, 2009 05:02 PM
Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Nice work Barbara! It is really easy to appreciate a well staged home and it certainly makes our job easier.

Jul 13, 2009 12:05 AM
William James Walton Sr.
WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group - Waterbury, CT
Greater Waterbury Real Estate

It works - for people who can afford it. Nice job with the pictures.

Jul 13, 2009 12:53 AM
Barbara Cluck-Miksits
BCM Home Staging LLC - Ridgewood, NJ
Home Staging - New Jersey

Chris- Thanks for stopping by, it is so true, pictures can speak volumes to potential buyer who start their home browsing on the MLS. If they see what they like the chances of them coming to see the house in person have increased.

Bill- A house is a product and the way it looks plays a big part on attracting the attention of buyers. I work with many Realtors who take great pride in showing a well presented home. Thanks for the comment.

William- As the owner of BCM we make it possible for anyone to afford staging. We believe that it is essential for marketing and work with everyone's budget. I personally teach homeowners how they can do the staging themselves with a very high success rate, even in today's market. Thanks for stopping by.

Jul 13, 2009 02:08 PM
Margaret Gehr
Chicagoland Home Staging LLC - Naperville, IL

Barbara, Beautiful work. Just saw your photo book and website. You are a very talented stager and have a body of work that is fabulous!  Heck if I needed a stager I'd hire you! :)

Jul 13, 2009 03:44 PM
Nyssa Smith
Keller Williams Advantage Realty - State College, PA
REALTOR, State College Area Real Estate

Wow Barbara!  You sure know your stuff!  Nice before and after pics!

Jul 14, 2009 01:57 AM
Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA

Welcome Back Barbara! I missed you and your beautiful work!  I'v ebeen busy too and it is so hard to find time to blog!  Glad you are back!

Jul 15, 2009 01:08 PM
Barbara Cluck-Miksits
BCM Home Staging LLC - Ridgewood, NJ
Home Staging - New Jersey

Margaret- You are so sweet, it would be my pleasure to stage for you. Thanks for the kind words.

Nyssa- Thank you for stopping by and checking out my work. I try to learn something new everyday to help my clients achieve their goal of getting their house sold.

My dear freind Cathy- I have missed you and all my staging friends here on AR. I have so many stagings to share with all of you. Everyone here at AR has always been so supportive. I will be blogging more.

Jul 30, 2009 01:33 PM