Home Staging Tips- Help Your Stager See Your Space
Recently I wrote about 10 Tips to Make the Most of Your Home Staging Consultation. Tip #6 recommends cleaning and editing items in your home. These include items that you plan on throwing away and items that just need to be put where they belong.
Why is this? It’s not as if we’re the “clean police.”
1.Stagers have to be able to see your space.
When there are boxes piled in a corner or throughout the home, it’s hard (not impossible)to see what we need to see.
I’ve had sellers wonder why we weren’t moving chairs and tables around. The answer is often because there’s so much (how can I put this nicely?) stuff in each room that there’s nowhere to move anything.
2. You’ll want to make the most of your time with your stager.
One of the things I tell my clients at the beginning of a consultation is that I will point out items that may seem obvious to them or that they were planning on addressing but I don’t know that. You are paying me to tell you everything I see that could possibly derail your sale.
I can’t assume that you know. You’re paying me for this, so it’s in your best interest to clean your home as if it were being shown. That way we won't waste time covering what you already know.
While we want you to keep accessories and furniture that we can use to help style your home for buyers, help your stager by letting us see the space.