When selling a home in Palo Alto I don't believe there is such a thing as too many fresh flowers, especially in the spring time. I will concede that it is probably better not to have the home look like a funeral parlor, but short of that, nothing makes a Palo Alto home for sale more appealing than fresh flowers.
Home buying may be the biggest financial investment a person makes in his/her lifetime, but it is still ultimately an emotional decision. Walnut floors and quartz counter tops may be on a buyer's wish list, but the impact of coming into a home with fresh flowers is as the saying goes, "Like a breath of fresh air." Flowers never fail to give the buyer that over joyed feeling so important for a first impression. There is a reason that people give flowers on Valentine's day. They say, LOVE. And don't you want buyers to love the Palo Alto home you are selling?
Now that it is spring there is no reason not to use fresh flowers in every room of the Palo Alto home you are selling. Trader Joes has them at ridiculously inexpensive prices. The California Ave Farmert's Market and Downtown Farmers Market have a gorgeous selection of the finest locally grown flowers. Even Costco has a fabulous selection of fresh cut flowers for your Palo Alto home.
So, tell your home stager who brings in pretty, but not emotionally charged silk flowers, thanks, but no thanks. Only fresh flowers are good enough for the Palo Alto home you are selling.
If you have any questions about selling a home in Palo Alto, please feel free to contact me.