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!