Overstaging...Too Much is Too Much

Reblogger Bob Crane
Real Estate Agent with Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities #1 in Forest Land Mgmt

Selling Stevens Point Home

Original content by Kathy Streib

Overstaging...Too Much is Too Much


Too much is too much whether it’s been staged by the owner/seller, home stager, or decorator. 


As a home stager, I’ve seen private and model homes that seemed to be all about the furnishings. In my mind, it became all about showcasing the “stuff” and not the space. 


How do you know when it’s too much?!

1. When you leave the property you’re thinking of buying and all you can talk about are the furniture and accessories.

Don’t get me wrong, I love Home Goods and Z Galleries as much as the next person but you want your buyers to be excited at the livability of your house, not the accessories.


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2. When every flat surface is covered with a large floral arrangement or other accessories.

Just because it’s flat doesn’t mean you have to put something on it.


3. The furnishings overwhelm and overtake the rooms.

One of the model homes I saw had a mirror in the hall bath that was so large that you took a step back and weren’t sure if you should enter it. Don’t let your accessories overwhelm the architecture!


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When preparing a property for sale, you want…

Your property to appeal to a variety to buyers. 

You want potential buyers to be able to see the space. 

You don’t want your buyers’ eyes bouncing all over the room and unable to focus on one thing.


Staging or styling is all about enhancing the space, not overwhelming it. Like makeup, if you can see that it’s there, it’s too much!


 Kathy Streib 

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Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Good point as usual Bob Crane. My "rule of thumb" is if one cannot see any space of wall at the baseboard level, the home is overstaged. Jeff 

Aug 03, 2019 10:52 PM #1
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Rogers, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Bob.

Kathy does make so great points, like I told her, been there seen that.

Aug 04, 2019 01:08 AM #2
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Bob Crane every post written by Kathy is a wise choice for a reblog....

Aug 04, 2019 03:44 AM #3
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Bob. Kathy consistently nails it with her staging advice. Enjoy your day 

Aug 04, 2019 05:04 AM #4
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