"Sorry, he hates it!"Those were the words I heard from an agent whose listing we recently staged. "What?" I said as my heart jumped into my throat. We've never had an unhappy client and after 3 years in business we were experiencing our first. When we finished staging the property the agent stopped by, whom we had never worked with before. I'm always on edge when a client sees a property for the first time after we are finished staging. Knowing they are happy always makes me feel good - I never want to disappoint them. This agent was hard to read - not the emotional type. He said he was happy with it, but in those situations you just never know.
Here is a picture of the living room before we staged it:
This is how we staged the room:
Really? Do you hate it? This home is in the heart of East Nashville, full of gorgeous old Victorians that have been renovated. There are many eclectic homes attracting the young professionals who want to be close to downtown Nashville. This particular property was a mix of traditional and contemporary and the challenge was making both those styles work.
"Yes", the agent responded. "My client hates it so much he wants you to stage another property for him." Well, he got me - he got me good. So when I see him in a couple of days to walk the other vacant property I'll make sure I get him back. Now, if I can only think of something good...........