Staging a Vacant Home Gives Me Such Satisfaction
No matter what I have done in my life, be it straightening shelves when I worked retail or creating a newletter for the affiliates of the radio show I represented through Westwood One, I have always enjoyed making things look nice. There is a little bit of an artist in me.
One of the things that is great about my career as a real estate agent, and one of the reasons I love listing homes, is the marketing. From staging a home to getting the online market right and direct mail postcards looking sharp, it all ties in to that artistically motivated part of my brain.
Yesterday afternoon I took the blank canvas of an upcoming listing and fluffed it with some light staging. Never takes much, particularly in a bedroom or bathroom to make a difference. And this time of year, half the battle is making sure there is lighting in vacant rooms. That when someone flicks a light switch, a lamp will come on. The simple stuff combined with my traveling fluff make a difference.
Can't wait to see the professional photographs of this listing in a couple days. My philosophy is that if you are going to pay for professional photos, it is your duty as a listing agent to make sure the home will photograph well.