Are Home Buyers REALLY Influenced By The Placement of My Furniture?

Reblogger Lydie Ouellet Dickinson
Real Estate Agent with Realty Executives Tri County, Bellingham MA

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!

Original content by Sharon Tara

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.

living room before home staging

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

living room after home staging

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.

 

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Darlene Sawyer-Lovern
EXIT Realty Specialist - Chesapeake, VA

Great Info! Thanks for Sharing!

Jan 29, 2011 12:39 PM #1
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Chandler Real Estate Liz Harris, MBA
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Wow!  World of difference from one pic to the next!  Excellent job to say the least!

Jan 29, 2011 12:53 PM #2
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Joshua Zargari
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Nice setting.

Jan 29, 2011 01:07 PM #3
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Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

What a wonderful visual - I will have to start taking photos of the inside of homes that are on the 'horrible' list just to show clients what they shouldn't do when listing!!!

Jan 31, 2011 07:25 AM #4
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