Quick Tips for Staging the Foyer

Home Stager with D F Campbell Ventures Group Inc.

After good curb appeal, this is the next critical area for prospective buyers. While standing in the foyer they are formulating another decision - do I want to see more of the house? Or, have I seen enough? This is where buyers are deciding if:

  1. they like the layout
  2. the architectural features are appealing
  3. they like the finishes (flooring, window treatments, paint colour, doors and baseboards, etc)
  4. their senses are stimulated in a good way
  5. The list price is matching what the interior has to offer

Here are some quick tips to make sure buyers get a good first impression form the foyer:

  • Update the door hardware to create a really positive first impression
  • Remove coats, shoes and other clutter from behind the door so it opens easily.
  • Make sure the entry is bright and well-lit, and hang a mirror to the side of the door.
  • Sniff the air - make sure it is pleasing to the senses.
  • Wash the walls and switch plates of hand prints, muck and splatters.
  • Buy a neutral mat that is large enough for at least 3 people to stand on and comfortably remove their coats and footwear.
  • Keep the walls clear of unnecessary pictures and adornments.
  • Have a look around to see what spaces are visible from the foyer - these will be the areas where you will concentrate your efforts to create that lasting first good impression.



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Michael A. Caruso
Surterre Properties - Laguna Niguel, CA

Hi Gabriele,

Great tips for making a good first impression when entering the home.  Thanks for sharing and have a great day.  Michael A. Caruso

Apr 08, 2008 02:56 AM #1
Amy Prouty
Home Staging - Keno, YN
Great tips every seller should use!
Apr 08, 2008 03:03 AM #2
Leslie Hoyt
Hello Home! - Greenville, SC
Hello Home!

Hi Gabriele,

I like the tip about the mat- I will definitely use that one!

We already try to make it a point to change the hardware if it is dated- and that small change is one of the first compliments that the house usually receives, that the hardware is new and a BIG plus.

Wonderful post and good reminders!



Apr 12, 2008 12:59 AM #3
Kim Dillon
Creative Eye Home Staging - West Chester, PA

Good tips!

Kim Dillon, Creative Eye Home Staging

Apr 12, 2008 03:16 PM #4
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