Go Ahead - Give Them What They Want!

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Professionals MN Broker #40288835

     People are often living with rooms that have no designated use.  At one time, it was their child's bedroom, but the child grew up.  Now underneath, it is still a bedroom with a good deal of storage in between and on top.

     This is where the moving boxes are being sent once packed.  Would this impress a potential buyer?  Only if you are leaving all your stuff with the house.  Otherwise, they want to see what they are buying.


       Buyers want to look into the dining room and see their family sitting down to a holiday meal.  They want to visualize themselves in the recliner with the remote in hand.  Little Suzie will have this bedroom and Bobby, the one down the hall because he is older.

      They know the big fluffy towels do not come with the house, but already they have one hanging nearby for a nice bubble bath. How convenient and thoughtbeggersful of the owners.

     Are those people insane ?  No - just normal like the rest of us. 

So give them what they want- their dream house just waiting for them to move in.

      The Home Staging team at Re$ale Design and Home Staging specialize in making some dreams become realities. Call us for your Central Minnesota listings.


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Susan Peters
Dove Realty Inc. - Seattle, WA
The Better it Looks the Better it Sells
A lesson I learned very early in my career is, that the people who  will pay top dollar for your home are the same people who cannot visualize. I say let's do everything we can to help them to see the house they want to buy. That's what Staging, merchandising (what ever we want to call it) is all about.
Sep 24, 2007 05:40 PM #1
Debbie Cook
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc - Silver Spring, MD
Silver Spring and Takoma Park Maryland Real Estate

I wish sellers would realize that Buyers cannot visualize. 

I've had some great staging done on my listings. The sellers usually don't personally like the staging that was done.

Sellers still refuse to believe that the staging has that much to do with why their house sold as quick as it did or as fast as it did, when it soooo did have everything to do with why they were able to move their house!

Sep 24, 2007 05:53 PM #2
Doug and Teresa Johnson
Virtual Properties Realty.net - Atlanta, GA

Staging is the only way to go. Otherwise the house sets on the market.

Teresa Johnson

Sep 24, 2007 06:06 PM #3
Kim Dillon
Creative Eye Home Staging - West Chester, PA

Very well said!

Kim Dillon, Creative Eye Home Staging

Sep 24, 2007 11:27 PM #4
Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
Stage it Right! - Melbourne, FL
Yep Kathleen, now, if we stagers were to put our homes on the market, do you think the designated prop room and the guest bed covered with accessories would give a buyer a sense of purpose :-)  Love the pic.  I always stage my vacants with a nice dog bowl and cat bowl full of colorful pet food.  That way the prospective buyers can envision their pets sitting down for a holiday meal! :-)
Sep 25, 2007 12:30 AM #5
Susan Smith
Rooms That Work LLC - Sandy Hook, CT
I think many sellers have a hard time visualizing as well...not only seeing what their home COULD be in the eyes of a buyer, but also seeing what it could be for THEM while they're still living there.  Quirk's and inconvient designs in the home become part of the landscape, and after awhile are not even noticed by the seller.  I just love that "aha" moment that sellers have after their home has been staged.
Sep 25, 2007 02:02 AM #6
Phyllis Pafumi
ReStyled to Sell Home Staging New Jersey - Old Bridge, NJ
ReStyled to Sell Staging Homes NJ

I am starting a home this Friday that the sellers had already begun staging. Yep they painted the walls yellow in the family room because yellow is a cheery color..NO, we are repainting the walls in FR and kitchen buttered toffee. Ahhh, it will be much better.

Oh yeah, and then I am defining the guest bedroom, no office, no it's a bedroom

Sep 25, 2007 02:51 PM #7
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