This week in SIF, we had a lot of posts that point to the do's and don'ts of real estate staging. It also became quite apparent that not all things are black or white. Many things must be considered on a case by case basis. This is where you show your true colors.
ON HOME STAGING IN PRACTICE:
THE DON'T OF DON'TS -----
Craig shows us a clear example of bad staging. If you do not read this post or watch the RES, the reaminder of this review will not make much sense to you.
THE DO'S THAT EXPLAIN THE DON'TS ABOVE (and then some):
Do break up a space when it is oversized, but not at the expense of the flow and architectural features.
Do use color to ACCENT a space, not overwhelm it.
Do your best to detract from those things that may not be so favorable when they cannot be eliminated altogether.
See also:Staging can provide a welcome distraction from unsightly views by Melissa Marro.
What do you do with 3 major focal points in the same room? by Melissa Marro, AGAIN!!
Do work with your focal points - even if there is more than one!
Do add a little luxury, but only if it makes sense! If it feels contrived or awkward, lose it.
Do take every job seriously and do the best you can for your client no matter what they give you to work with.
ON THE BUSINESS OF HOME STAGING:
Are you running your Home Staging Business "The correct way" ??? (Members Only) By Kathy Somers
Don't assume that your business practices apply across the board. What works for you may not be the best solution for others.
Do what is best for your situation, no matter what the stager down the street may say.
Don't give up! Do ask for help, advice and encouragement when you need it!
Thanks to all who contributed to the industry in educating the public and your fellow stagers by posting this week!