Setting the Stage for a Sale!

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Setting the Stage for a Sale!


Original content by Connie Tebyani

There were some very strong opinions in the comments of a recent blog post concerning how a particular home was "staged". Each table was set for dinner (even incorrectly as pointed out by some).  As a Professional Home Stager  in the Los Angeles and Ventura County areas, some Clients and Realtors are even asking us to "set" the tables when we are Staging.  It is in my humble opinion that this can be very contrived and over-done if not done properly which prompted this post to maybe be of inspiration to others in alternatives to "setting" the tables when preparing a home for sale.

Home Staging Simi Valley



First, let me start by saying that "setting" the table really depends on the home. Personally, I like to minimally set a table in a smaller home to add color and interest.  In large homes that might have a formal dining room AND a breakfast nook, we will minimally "set" the table in the breakfast nook, but not both.





Home Staging Agoura Hills


If there is an eat-in counter in the kitchen and a dining area, again we will set one or the other, but not both.

WHY? Because I like to leave a space for YOU as the Realtor to be able to sit down with your Clients and write an OFFER!  How awkward would it be to have to move everything on a table that is set to the nines, to review a contract or write and sign an offer? - It doesn't make for a very comfortable "setting": pardon the pun.



Home Staging Thousand Oaks


These are examples of tables that we did NOT "set" with plates, napkins, etc but still added interest, color and instead  set a mood

Plates and napkins may have been found in other places of the homes, but not in dining rooms where it would be extremely overwhelming to see plates, napkins, water & wine glasses, utensils, etc for where 8-12 people could sit. 





Home Staging Ojai


I actually blogged about this very topic over 2 years ago, and if you would like to get more inspiration and photos, click here.

If you are in the Ventura or Los Angeles County areas and would like to speak to a professional Home Stager to prepare your home for sale: call the ONLY Interior Design Company in Southern CA that is endorsed by Pottery Barn - Platinum Home Staging, Inc.  805.553.9952

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Comments (3)

Kellie Morrissey
Keller Williams Realty Success LLC - Littleton, CO

Love the glass jars with the colorful fruits.  Well done.


Denver CO

Jul 07, 2010 03:52 AM
Connie Tebyani
Platinum Home Staging, Inc. : RESA-Pro - Calabasas, CA
Platinum Home Staging, Los Angeles and Ventura County

THANK YOU for the Re-Blog, Kathleen!

Jul 07, 2010 06:22 AM
Kathleen Lordbock
Keller Williams Realty Professionals - Baxter, MN
Keller Williams Realty Professionals

Connie - it was worth a repeat!!

Jul 08, 2010 04:34 AM