LITTLE THINGS MEAN A LOT!: 2 Little Things You Can Do To Make A Difference

Reblogger Sharon Tara
Home Stager with Sharon Tara Transformations

Most sellers become overwhelmed when preparing their house for sale.  A consultation with a professional home stager can transform the overwhelming into manageable.

Kim Dillon, has some great advice on the impact of "little things" and the powerful transformation they can make in your home.

Original content by Kim Dillon

Little things have an impact--both positive and negative--on your home's appearance.  Read about two of the "little things".

 Below are two little things you can do to make a difference in your home--even if you aren't planning to sell:

•·         Positive Impact

It will not come as a surprise that fresh flowers are always welcome in a home, but to make them even more meaningful (not to mention more economical) pick seasonal bouquets from your own yard!  Believe it or not, this detail is often noticed and commented on by potential buyers.  They not only love the extra touch, but appreciate that it is something they can do without any additional expense when they purchase your property!  Make simple bouquets for the entry and as centerpieces on dining and kitchen tables.  Use single stems on bedroom nightstands and bathroom vanities.  Try using a different flower or different combination of flowers for each location.  Potential buyers, guests, and even you will appreciate and enjoy this "little thing".

•·         Negative Impact

Again, you won't be surprised to learn that "lots of little things" (aka clutter) have a negative impact on buyers.  But did you know that they can also have a negative impact on the people living in the home?  Try substituting one large item for every three to five smaller items throughout your house.  Do this with wall ornaments and art, collections on shelves, mantles and table surfaces.  The look will be simpler, and consequently calmer, to anyone observing or living with the "little things".

 Try this for yourself.  Remember, "Little things mean a lot!"

Submitted by Kim Dillon, ASP, Creative Eye Home Staging.  Creative Eye serves Chester County and surrounding areas of Pennsylvania, Delaware, and parts of Maryland.


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Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Thanks for sharing the tips.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jul 13, 2010 06:45 AM #1
Margaret Oscilia
Creative Concepts-Home Staging and Contracting, Salem Oregon - Salem, OR
Home Stager, Salem Oregon

It's often the little things that create the atmosphere of the home . . . thanks for the reblog - I missed it first time around!

Jul 13, 2010 07:11 AM #2
Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Sharon, thanks for the reblog.  Love both of these little things that Kim is offering. 

Jul 13, 2010 07:15 AM #3
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

Sharon -- Kim's post has two simple and effective ways that everyone can implement to enjoy their home more, whether selling or dwelling.  Thanks for the reblog.

Jul 13, 2010 07:59 AM #4
Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
800-926-5653, White Mountains NH

Sharon, I used to love having fresh cut flowers in the house all the time, we have had to discontinue that practice...not due to the economy, so much as cats that eat the Daisey's - black-eyed Susan's...Etc. Some are poisonous to cats so no more at my house.

Jul 13, 2010 09:30 AM #5
Leslie Helm
Tennessee Recreational Properties - Jamestown, TN
Real Estate For Trail Riders

Hi, Sharon. Not to mention FREE.

Jul 13, 2010 11:27 AM #6
Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS
Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA and Copperhill TN - Murphy, NC
Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA

Great simple and free tips everyone can use. Natural bouquets picked from the garden or wildflowers along the roadside are lovelier than any from the store anyway.  Thanks for the re-blog Sharon.

Jul 13, 2010 01:53 PM #7
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Lou:  You are welcome!

Margaret:  Sometimes it's too many small things that distract buyers!

Ginger:  I agree, Kim wrote a great post!

Maureen:  True, you don't have to be selling to use this information!

Steve:  How sad for you.  :(

Leslie:  Free is a very good thing!

Lee and Carol:  And I love how she suggests that buyers are told that the flowers are from the yard so they can think about the benefit of having their own cut flowers.

Jul 13, 2010 02:15 PM #8
Linda Thompson
Selling By Design-Staging - Fresno, CA

Replacing three small things with one larger object is priceless information, not to mention less stressful to the eye.

Jul 13, 2010 05:10 PM #9
Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA

I missed this great post-thanks for the reblog Sharon.

Jul 13, 2010 06:48 PM #10
Marian Lake Walker
Staged 2Gain - Inverness, FL
Home Stager Florida, Home Staging Central Florida

Loved Kim's simple-to-follow formula.

Also, that she mentions clutter impacting not only the buyers but the sellers. Think I saw a saying somewhere about cluttered surroundings-cluttered minds... How many times do our clients tell us that they love living in their staged/redesigned homes?

Thanks for increasing the audience of this great post Sharon. 

Jul 14, 2010 01:25 AM #11
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Linda:  I agree, and it's an easy way for sellers to understand the declutter process.

Cathy:  Glad you found it this time around!

Marian:  It's true.  The clutter in a home drains you emotionally and physically.  Once it's gone, it's like a breath of fresh air.

Jul 14, 2010 01:06 PM #12
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