Details That Make A Difference
When staging an occupied home, I often use the homeowner's furnishings and belongings to create a space that emphasizes positive aspects and makes emotional connections for prospective buyers.
That is exactly what happened when I cleared off this tea cart, which was buried under a computer printer and a bunch of other clutter, and repurposed a tea set from the dining room hutch.
The buyer of the home said that she remembered one exactly like it from her happy childhood, and she felt that her children would also have a happy childhood if they bought this house. The one small detail was not the only factor in their decision to make an offer, but it was still very important. That detail made the house feel like HOME.