We recently had a staged home change hands from one Realtor to another. THe new Realtor, whom we respect, decided to print out small signs and tape them all over the house so buyers had additional information.
Now our beautifully staged Showhome has over 70 signs plastered throughout. Some signs are nice to have such as 'wired for cable and Internet' or 'Media and Storage closet' - some things about a home are not obvious.
On the other hand, signs taped to the kitchen counters that say 'granite counters' or a sign taped to the glass in the middle of a window that says 'nice view' or signs over every light switch that say 'dimmers' really look tacky.
My thought is that excessive signage both demeans the buyer (as if buyers of a 1.5 million dollar home wouldn't know that counters were granite by looking at them) and worse, they really distract from the power of staging to create an emotional connection that leads to a high priced offer. In my mind, and this is my personal opinion, you can't really soak up the bones of a home and begin to visualize yourself living in a new home if you are busy reading signs while you preview the home.
What do you think?