Do you have trouble visualizing? Stagers don't!

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When you look at a room, do you have trouble visualizing it?

You've been out looking at houses and you are having trouble working out where or if your furnishings will go. You can't see past the seller's decor.

When you see a vacant house, you can't tell if your furniture will fit.

Why not call a Stager to help you? Show them the furniture you will be taking with you. Take them to your top choices and look at the spaces with their eyes.

Stagers can visualize the possibilities of a room. They can talk to you about traffic flow. Tell them about your lifestyle ... what makes you comfortable.

You will come away with a new perspective on each house. It may help you choose between those top two or three houses on your list.

If you are a Realtor and your buyer just can't see the possiblities, why not bring along your Stager to help.

Visualize with your Stager's eyes.


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Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
Trenton Real Estate

Good advice Janice, a stager can be helpful in many ways, not just staging a home for sale, but also helping buyers make a decision.

May 21, 2011 03:54 AM #1
Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Janice - as we know only 10% of buyers can visualize how rooms can best function - that's why it's so important to consult a professional stager - that's what we do! We are that 10% who innately see the home's potential and know the best way to beautifully transform it for today's market! Have a great weekend!

May 21, 2011 03:56 AM #2
Anna Dovger
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607 - The Woodlands, TX
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX

Janice, good point. 80% of people can't visualize, so vacant or over cluttered home could be potentially sold to only those 20% of buyers who can.

May 21, 2011 04:00 AM #3
Janice Ankrett
Janice Ankrett Home Staging - Burlington, ON
Staging Professional

Glad you agree Malcolm.

Yes we do Kristine. Have a great weekend!

That's right Anna! Staging can come in handy in many ways.

May 21, 2011 04:35 AM #4
Brian Madigan
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto) - Toronto, ON
LL.B., Broker


Almost always, I have have idea how it might turn out.

So, visualization for me d=just doesn't work.

But, that's why there's a business in staging!


May 21, 2011 08:56 AM #5
Janice Ankrett
Janice Ankrett Home Staging - Burlington, ON
Staging Professional

You could be right Brian. LOL

May 21, 2011 09:10 AM #6
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Interesting idea.  I've never been hired to help buyers view properties before.  I don't think the selling agent would be too happy with the idea.  (unless of course the stager thinks their listing is the right choice).  I viewed properties with my son when he was looking and I know there were a few selling agents that didn't appreciate what I had to say and what I pointed out.

May 21, 2011 04:06 PM #7
Shar Sitter
Rooms With Style - Minneapolis, MN
Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M

That really is a wonderful idea Janice! Having a Stager help you buy a property! I love it!!

May 21, 2011 05:03 PM #8
Ty Lacroix
Envelope Real Estate Brokerage Inc - London, ON

Janice, what a great idea and I am going to use it today if I can.


May 22, 2011 01:36 AM #9
Janice Ankrett
Janice Ankrett Home Staging - Burlington, ON
Staging Professional

Sharon, The seller's agent may not be entirely happy but the buyer's agent would be if you helped their client make a decision. We can only show them how to use the space. The final decision is theirs.

Thanks Shar! As with most of our job it would take tact LOL.

That's great Ty!

May 22, 2011 03:41 AM #10
Janet Jones
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC - Kihei, HI
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Janice--I think this is a fantastic idea.  Buyers can get hung up on the smallest details and if we can help them overcome some of these, wouldn't both agents be delighted? 

May 22, 2011 01:10 PM #11
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