Home Staging isn't always fully embraced when suggested to sellers. I've had some uncomfortable home staging consultations with sellers who are only going through the motions because their agent suggested they meet with me.
I'm happy to report that those "eye rolling" sellers are rare and most of the homeowners I've worked with have been more than willing to take my suggestions seriously.
Sellers who are serious...willing to do whatever it takes to make their home shine in the eyes of buyers...those are my favorite!
The best results come when sellers prepare in advance...
give themselves plenty of time to make all necessary improvements.
Time spent in preparation is time well spent...
the more time invested prior to listing, the less stress for sellers.
The above photo shows a dining room that was being used as an office.
Without a home staging consult, most sellers would simply neaten up the room. Hopefully they would remove the boxes of stuff on the floor.
Ideally, they would remove the upholstered chairs and replace the desk with a table and chairs to clearly define the space as a dining room.
Most sellers wouldn't give a thought to the paint color.
Most sellers wouldn't know that the dated window treatments are distracting, unappealing to buyers and hiding the gorgeous architectural features of the room.
Most sellers don't understand the relationship between appearance and perceived value.
This beautiful home's potential would have been missed if it were listed on the market without proper preparation.