DECORATING IS FOR LIVING, STAGING IS FOR SELLING

By
Services for Real Estate Pros with RE/MAX Realty Specialists Inc. Brokerage

My tag line on my business card is:

A home is where you live,
A house is what you sell.

Decorating is for living,
Staging is for selling.

A home is where you live and decorating is for living refer to
a home that is not on the market. 

"Your home is your castle," and you should enjoy it. You should
live with the colors you like, the style of furniture of your preference,
and the photos and accessories that are special to you and that make
your house a home.

A house is what you sell, Staging is for selling refers to a home which
is on the market, completing for the attention of all the buyers.

The best way to get the best price and a quicker sale is to modify the
house to meet the buying criteria of the largest share of the buyers.

The best way to do this is to neutralize all the colors, de-clutter which
includes the removal of anything that is of a personal nature, including
family photos, culturally, religiously or politically specific.  And the
cheapest way to improve you house is to clean, clean, clean.

Home Staging is taking the home out of the house.


Lydia Pollard
Owners Pride Home Staging & Design
Serving Mississauga, Oakville, Brampton, Milton & Etobicoke in Ontario, Canada
www.ownerspride.ca
lydia@ownerspride.ca

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Comments (1)

David Monsour
Keller Williams Keystone Realty - Gettysburg, PA
ABR - www.realty-insights.com

Some good points.  Staged houses aren't ideal for living, but if you want it sold you have to adapt. 

De-personalizing is huge in my opinion.  People that buy homes are emotional enough, they don't need to see personal pictures all over the house.

Nov 30, 2009 05:55 AM