We finished up staging a 3BR 1.5BA Covina home last week for a new client and agent. The home is 1605 SQ FT and the living room and dining room take up the bulk of the space for the entire home. I advised and recommended that sellers stage these two room and the master bedroom. The main living areas are huge and the bedrooms are on the small side. Their two biggest challenges?
1) A large living room and dining room that will intimidate potential buyers because they will not have a lot of ideas as to how they will fill these spaces.
2) All three of the bedrooms are on the small side and potential buyers will wonder if their furniture will fit - especially in the master bedroom.
Pro Staged Homes set about staging this home by defining the space and arranging the furniture so that potential buyers could get an idea of how they could use the areas.
Although the seller used the dining room nook as a home office, we didn't think that was a good use of the space for staging purposes. We used the nook for a buffet server and small seating area for guests.
We centered the dining table and chairs in front of the fireplace and set the table to reflect a warm and inviting setting where potential buyers could imagine serving their families and guests a lovely dinner. The fireplace is lit during open houses for that extra emotional appeal.
The living/family room is also large in proportion to the kitchen and bedrooms and could easily fit a pool table or home theater and seating. We chose a sofa and loveseat and added a flat panel tv and console. We placed a writing desk and chair on the opposite end of the room. To draw buyers in, we had the real estate agent place her Guest book on the desk to draw buyers into the room.
We placed a queen sized bed in the "master" bedroom so that potential buyers could see that it fit comfortably with plenty of space for nightstands on each side of the bed.
This property is located at 207 E Benbow Street Covina, CA. Contact Kristan Graf of Lyons and Lyons at 626-429-6982 for information or a showing.
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