From original article published in www.ReallyNiceHomes.com
According to a report I just read today, it is becoming too easy to be fooled by home staging nowadays. Home staging is a term that we, in the real estate world are gradually becoming familiar with. It is the idea that we try to create the best impression for a home when selling it. It used to be that just running the vacuum over it and doing the dishes was enough to prepare your home for sale. .but now. . there is a whole new set of rules to follow!
Home staging is sometimes compared to: As when a woman applies heavy make-up to cover up any imperfections for a "better appearance"
Don't take me wrong, I love and appreciate how women present themselves at all times . . . but the reality is:
First impressions mean a lot . .we are only human!
The basic idea of a staged home is to make it stand out from all the others and therefore gets sold quicker.
It certainly can be carried to extremes with reports of sellers hiring whole storage units to cart their junk off to temporarily
Larger items of furniture are encouraged to be put into storage by professional 'home stagers' so that the house looks bigger and more spacious. . .
A well staged house can give you a false sense of security . . especially if it was made under false pretenses. .
Some of the underhand tricks used in some staged homes is the use of smaller furniture to make a room look larger, placing rugs over damaged parts of the floor and in some cases , I seen the use of cheap paint job on to cover defects.
Your buyer agent should help you in this case. .
Buyers are urged by me to be cautious and to remember that when the house is sold, the staging props are taken away.
Just remember in a staged home. . after is SOLD. . all that nice furniture and props get removed and the square footage of the home , the quality of the neighborhood, and the over-all actual condition of the house remains the same.
I have seen many beautiful homes that transformed disappointing buyers once all the STAGING is removed.
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Carlos Herboso (Buyer Agent Specialist) for
Herboso & Associates llc
What my Clients are saying about me:
My husband and I wanted to thank you for the help in purchasing our new home. After 3 weeks of being in the house we can still not believe one of our biggest dreams come true. From start to finish you were professional, confident and informative. We truly believe if if were not for your knowledge and experience we would not be in our dream house. There is no greater reward than knowing you helped placed a family in a great neighborhood. Carlos we thank you so much and will enjoy working with you as buy and sell in the future. With lots of love the Chughtai family.
Carlos: Receiving these notes to my attention from your clients makes me wonder if you have some kind of potion to woo them over. . .but I realize that is not a potion but simple honest diligence and care for your clients. . I'm very proud to be associated with you!
Fernando Herboso . .Broker for Herboso & Associates