If You Are Going to Stage...
If there is one thing you need to know about me, I am a stickler for details. That attention to detail is what I bring to my sellers before we list their homes. Things that incongruous, eye sores, or just dirty need to be dealt with before staging with furniture items even matters.
Tonight I toured a home in Bristow, one of only two on the market below a particular price point, and it was staged beautifully with art work, living room furniture, dining room furniture, master bedroom furniture, etc. The stager went all out on decor.
What the stager missed entirely included:
- Missing light bulbs on the strip bathroom vanity lights
- A variety of size and shape light bulbs in the foyer chandelier
- Absolutely zero lighting in three of the four upper level bedrooms
- Rust stains in the master bathroom shower
You can see the snapshots of these staging/preparation failures on my personal blog.
To me, this stuff is unacceptable. Those items are way more important than the furnishings. The lighting in empty bedrooms, when listing in winter is critical. Lights bulbs in one fixture being operational and uniform, also a must. And cleaning is basic. But hey...it had lovely furniture.