With some of the negative articles I have been reading about Home Staging recently- this being the latest one:
I am tempted to have a "What Home Staging is not" section on my web page. Maybe we can compile a list together and we can all put it on our sites.
Lets get the ball rolling...
Home Staging is not a trick and there is no magic involved
Home Staging is not about masking flaws in a home
Please feel free to add your own.
A few comments on the article I posted above. Here are some points that caught my eye:
"If you've been keeping up with the news, you probably know that the real estate market has hit a rough spot lately. With less people opting to rent instead of buying, sellers have developed some strategies to catch the buyer's eye. The first, and more predictable, "trick" is staging the house".
So wait, Home Staging is something that sellers have recently developed in order to trick buyers?
"Usually, a beautifully set-up home will mask flaws that would otherwise be noticed"
That isn't staging, that is deceiving and I personally do not know any Stagers that are that unethical
"Staging tricks range from the expected (i.e. a fresh coat of paint, de-cluttering, etc.)"
LOL, so now a fresh coat of paint and getting rid of your junk is a "trick"?
"to the downright wacky, like spray-painting the lawn green"
ok, I'll agree there, that is wacky and tacky. Has anyone here ever done that?
"Some even resort to "feng-shui staging," which creates a better energy flow in the home by arranging furniture and other household items in specific positions. An article on RISMedia tells the story of a real estate agent who, in order to sell a house that had been sitting there for months, finally resorted to feng shui. According to this agent, the energy flow provided by this new arrangement enabled visitors to feel comfortable right away, and create a good first impression".
Isn't that a good thing......to make visitors feel comfortable and create a good first impression?
lets all leave "comments" on the articl. Scroll all the way down:)