THREE STAGING MISTAKES OWNERS MAKE!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Carlson Properties 325-721-2429 0528582

THREE STAGING MISTAKES OWNERS MAKE!

 

#1  MISTAKE IS SIMPLY HAVING TOO MUCH STUFF IN THE HOUSE!

 

  EVEN USEFUL STUFF IS STILL STUFF, EVEN EXPENSIVE STUFF IS STILL STUFF!

STUFF GETS IN THE WAY OF SPACE.  THE ONLY THING THAT WILL MAKE A SELLER MORE MONEY IS TO SHOW THE BUYER  MORE SPACE AND LOTS OF IT!

MOST HOMEOWNERS SURROUND THEMSELVES WITH ABOUT 1/3 MORE STUFF THAN THEY ACTUALLY EVER USE.  STUFF IS LITTLE ITEMS, BIG ITEMS, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN.

FOR STAGING TAKE AWAY 1/3 TO 1/2 OF FURNISHINGS IN THE HOUSE.  I HEAR YOU GASPING NOW! 

 

 

#2 STAGING MISTAKE IS THE HOUSE LOOKS OUTDATED.

I didn't say you were outdated.  It is simply things that are outdated.  House Furnishings color and pattern change from year to year.   

 

 

#3 STAGING MISTAKE IS KEEPING ROOMS TOO DARK.

Dark comes in paint colors, heavy curtains, no lamps. 

 Buyers who can't see won't remember anything other than some dark rooms.  

 

 

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Beverly Carlson,  REALTOR, GRI, ASP, IAHSP, RESA

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Carlson Properties           

Abilene, Texas

325-721-2429

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Rainmaker
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Wayne Johnson
Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS® - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale

Beverly-Those top three mistakes and several other smaller mistakes ary reasons why Sellers should use a qualified stager when getting the home ready for sale. I know it costs money and all Sellers cannot afford a Stager to do the entire home, but most Stagers will do a consult that does not cost as much as a complete staging project. An extra set of experienced eyes can help shorten the time on market. That's how one can compute the back.

Nov 19, 2012 01:36 PM #1
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Wayne B. Pruner
Oregon First - Tigard, OR
Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI

These are good tips. Sellers are very reluctant to de-clutter and it just causes them time and money.

Nov 19, 2012 01:48 PM #2
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Hi Beverly, you got it right about what sellers are looking for:  space, and lots of it!  I encourage my sellers who are living in their homes while they're on the market to put at least half of everything into storage.

Nov 19, 2012 03:42 PM #3
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Beverly Carlson
Carlson Properties 325-721-2429 - Abilene, TX
Abilene's Staging Realtor

Wayne, I couldn't agree more than a professional stager or a Realtor who does staging can help a homeowner save time and make more money in the sale of their home.

 

Wayne, yes decluttering is the way to save time and money! 

Maureen,  yes,  it is fascinating how much stuff can be put into a house.  Selling is all about the space.  

Nov 21, 2012 12:36 AM #4
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Monica Murphy
Preferred Staging, LLC - Potomac Falls, VA
ASP, IAHSP, RESA

Beverly - all excellent points, and so easy to fix!  My personal fav is the lack of lamps.  I'm always amazed at how people live without lights!

Nov 26, 2012 09:52 AM #5
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