Yes, in fact, many homes can greatly benefit from a little bit of re-arranging and accessorizing. I recently make similar changes to a house for sale in Rhinebeck, New York and the Realtor was very pleased with the new "look" and got much better feedback from potential buyers.
Sometimes when working with a seller through an agent, the seller might not be willing to make the effort to implement all the changes. That's where an experienced home stager can shine. She knows what really matters and will prioritize those areas and let the smaller things go.
Whether I work with clients doing in-house consultations or reviewing photos online, I try to impress upon them the need to show off their hardwood floors, let in as much natural light as possible,and remove furniture to create more interior "real estate". These 3 objectives will return the largest investment. Oh, and let's not forget to clean and add in "wow" factor!
Home Staging Tip: Simple "Tweaks" Can Make a Big Difference in how Buyers Feel About Your Home
From previewing the online photos to an in-person viewing, buyers are making judgments about your home ~ everything from whether they can see themselves living in it -- to whether it's well-cared for, clean, and big enough for their needs. We recently staged an occupied home in Beaverton Oregon that had been on the market for several months but had no offers. The sellers selected a new listing agent, and also agreed to stage the home to make it more appealing to their target buyer.
This home was already decorated very nicely, had great paint colors and was immaculate ... however, some of the rooms just needed a few "tweaks" to make them better. See if you agree that the changes we made helped this home "show" better ... Here are some Before & After photos.
The great room had a large sofa blocking the entry to the room. By moving it over near the large window, we opened up the main floor space in this room, and also caused buyers to notice the great views this home has
The dining room was OK, but it needed just a few tweaks to make it memorable to buyers.
The kitchen has great features, but looked a little too plain in the 'Before' photo so we added a few accents.
The master bedroom was already well decorated but a wider angle & a few items added to the mantle helped it to shine.
~ "After" photos courtesy of Shoot It LLC ~
If your home is going on the market, be sure to contact your local professional home stager for tips on how to make your home irresistible to buyers! A verbal home staging consultation is a very cost-effective way to help your home make its very best impression in the online photos as well as in-person viewings. Room Solutions Staging helps Portland-area homeowners, Realtors, builders, banks, and investors prepare properties for a faster sale. Give us a call at 503-246-1800 for a free home staging proposal. Room Solutions ~ Staging that Sells Portland Homes.