Clean & Paint Before Home Staging with Rental Furniture
Putting your Montgomery County PA home on the market is all about putting your best foot forward. First impressions count and you can make a great first impression by hiring a local home stager. Home stagers can tell you how to improve the look of your home and where your money would be best spent. Sometimes that means clean & paint before home staging with rental furniture.
Recently I went over to a vacant property to get some basic measurements for a furniture rental estimate and see which rooms would be best to stage.
As I pulled up to the house, I saw that the landscaping wasn't as good as it could be. It looked a little overgrown and neglected. As I walked into the home, the interior showed the same thing.
At one point, I'm sure it was a very cute home with a country style. But as it stood today, it was certainly in need of some cleaning and painting. Almost every room had this blue color in it, including two sets of full wall built-ins. There were also two different colored hardwoods and carpet on the lower level. The paint was worn in areas, nail holes were certainly present and the backing to one of the built-in shelves was broken.
When I spoke to the realtor, I told him his clients were better off putting money into repainting the whole downstairs in a more neutral, warmer tone and ripping up the carpet in the living room (there was hardwood under it!). He said the house hadn't had many showings and it felt cold. He thought putting furniture in would warm it up. It felt cold because it looked neglected. Putting furniture in the home at this point would not help sell it any faster. Clean & paint before any home staging with rental furniture was certainly needed in this case.
Time and money spent on marketing this house could have been saved if a consultation was done before it hit the market. Home staging isn't just about putting furniture in a home. It's all encompassing, doing whatever the home needs so that it shows at its best.