OK. This is such an important piece of information. I would not feel right not to share it with all of you. It needs to be re-blog numerously, especially in this time of short-sale. This could mean thousands of dollars more in your and client's wallet! Read up!
At a recent home staging consult, I was asked if home buyers really are influenced by the placement of furniture when they look at houses.
Yes, furniture placement does influence buyers...when they search MLS photos and when they go to a showing.
Something most sellers don't take seriously is the importance of furniture placement. How your furniture is arranged could be the deciding factor as to whether a potential buyer chooses your house or chooses another house nearby.
Sellers get used to their furniture a certain way based on their lifestyle and needs. What's convenient and comfortable for the sellers is not usually what's going to be the most appealing to potential buyers.
The arrangement and the amount of furniture in a room can:
- determine how large or small the room looks
- help clearly define the purpose of the room
- highlight positive and minimize negative features of the room
When arranging furniture in preparation for sale, remember...
the best arrangement is one that highlights positive features
and clearly defines the space and function of the room.
Condition of your furniture is also very important to consider. If it's worn or dated it could create the impression that your house has not been regularly maintained.