Quick Tips for Staging the Foyer

By
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.

 

close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Location:
Alberta Edmonton Region Saint Albert
Groups:
Stage It Forward...
Real Estate in Alberta
Tags:
staging ideas
gabriele campbell
easysell system
prepare a house to sell
open house ideas
showing property
what buyers look for

Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Rainmaker
777,903
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
Rainer
25,270
Amy Prouty
Home Staging - Keno, YN
Great tips every seller should use!
Apr 08, 2008 03:03 AM #2
Rainer
11,398
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!

Thanks,

Leslie 

Apr 12, 2008 12:59 AM #3
Rainmaker
47,843
Kim Dillon
Creative Eye Home Staging - West Chester, PA

Good tips!

Kim Dillon, Creative Eye Home Staging

Apr 12, 2008 03:16 PM #4
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?

Rainer
13,698

Gabriele Campbell

ASP, CID
Ask me a question
*
*
*
*

Additional Information