Atlanta Buckhead Midtown - Rental Management - To Stage or Not - Part 2

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside

Atlanta Buckhead Midtown
- Rental Management -
To Stage or Not - Part 2

To Stage or Not To Stage - that is the question. 

When preparing a home - for rent or for sale - whether it is shown as wide open spaces or shown staged with full furnishings - a real chicken and egg discussion may arise.

Imagine our surprise when the Cleaning Service our company hired to do the post-remodel clean-up left the "necessary" in such an attractive presentation. To us, that was a simple "staging" in and of itself.  

When there isn't a budget for a full staging, we put one or two pieces of furnishings in rooms whose potential usage may seem ambiguous at first glance of the space. 

For example, the current rental we are offering contains a Master Suite with a Study and large luxurious Bath. Since one enters via the Study, it seemed helpful to put in an "abbreviated" staging, just minimal to indicate usage.

Another "mini" shows up at the Main Entry where the use of the room one enters from the Front Door is also the room in front of the 30' x 18' Living Room. 
That's where the Bar Cabinet is as well. Might have been puzzling.* 

Full staging requires a true professional.
These "mini's" may be used to fill in a gap when full staging is not possible.

Remember to check lighting so it is correct. In the left-side photo, the color of the light is different inside each globe. The electric plug cover in the lef-hand photo is the wrong color. On the right, everything matches and becomes "invisible" - not drawing attention to itself as the two-colors of light do. Those subliminal details may make the difference in a Client's perception of the home. 

For us at Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty, every detail is considered as part of staging. We want the prospective Client to sense the attention taken to prepare the home for them.

All the best - Lynn

Actually there is a jigsaw puzzle on the game table!

Comments (4)

Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

True, mini staging can be helpful in showing what a room could be used for.

I am going to have to learn how to make toilet paper rolls look like that!

Jan 09, 2021 05:53 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Lynn B. Friedman - that is very attractively done.  It shows the prospect a reason to buy or rent.

Jan 09, 2021 06:08 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

whether it's a rental or purchase, pay attention to detail....details matter... alot!

Jan 09, 2021 06:38 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Lynn more good advice. Sometimes it is the simple touches that make a world of difference.

Jan 09, 2021 03:40 PM