Staging - it's a mindset thing.

By
Home Stager with West Coast Staging

One of that hardest transitions a homeowner has to make is to the role of seller.   Our homes are our emotional haven, we live in them every day, which makes us "immune" to the little oddities that potential buyers DO notice.

Home staging eases the burden of this transition for the seller.  Through the process of staging, the home is transformed into what potential buyers want to see and feel - not what the current owners want to see and feel.

The transformation can often be surprising to the seller - they are often amazed at how different the house looks - bigger, brighter, more modern.

Change can be a difficult thing, but in the hands of the right stager, it can be an efficient and quick process.

Comments (15)

Mary Bowen
Coldwell Banker United, Realtor - The Woodlands, TX
Real Estate At Its Finest!!!

Staging is a good thing. It starts with cleaning out the junk and cleaning up the house.

Sep 04, 2008 06:55 AM
Angela Reeves
West Coast Staging - Coquitlam, BC

So true, yet sometimes the simplest things are the hardest to get started aren't they?

Sep 04, 2008 06:57 AM
Amy Nakos
Your Castle Summit - Frisco, CO

I think you make a great point that staging is a psychological shift for the Seller that they will not be living there much longer.  What a good idea to help them be ready to negotiate to sell that house!

Sep 04, 2008 07:12 AM
Matt Muelver
Muelver Realty, LLC - Milwaukee, WI

Excellent point, getting the seller to give up emotional ownership of the house is the hardest part.

Sep 04, 2008 07:26 AM
Robert Whitelaw
Whitelaw & Sons Real Estate Services - Morgan Hill, CA
Broker, CEO, Realtor , ePro

Could not agree more. I have to perform my "We don't SELL a home the same way we LIVE in a home!" speech for just about all my listings. Staging is just a great way to bring that home.

Sep 04, 2008 07:33 AM
Patricia Fisher
Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC

Welcome to the Active Rain Community!  This is a great site to network, learn, and share ideas with others.  Have a great day!

Sep 04, 2008 09:20 AM
Kevin Wood,
Keller Williams Southern Arizona - Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ Realtor

Angela,

Thank you for sharing your perspective. I wish you the best of luck with your future blogging. This is an awesome place to learn and grow.

 

Sep 04, 2008 02:51 PM
Jese Gonzalez
The Real Estate Power Houses - El Paso, TX
The Real Estate Matchmaker

I would like to personally welcome you to the ActiveRain community!  This community has a wonderful atmosphere and you will find lots of helpful friendly people and useful information. I often find something new and interesting when I read the new blogs.   

Active Rain is an excellent networking forum with a variety of interesting characters.  Expect to learn a lot and be entertained if you have an open mind.  The opportunities to learn, earn and network are absolutely incredible here on Activerain.   

 Welcome to the RAIN I look forward to reading your blogs.

Sep 04, 2008 03:32 PM
Bill Kennedy
Keller Williams Greenville Upstate - Greenville, SC
Homes For Sale Greenville SC

Welcome to Active Rain! This is a great website for building your business, as well as learning from others.  Pat yourself on the back, because you made a GREAT choice in joining the blogosphere!

Write often, and write whatever comes to mind.  Blogs about personal topics and non-real estate items are often the best.  It helps your readers to bond with you, and ends up bringing you a lot of business!

Good luck with your future blogging.  Feel free to ask me any questions if you need a hand!

Sep 04, 2008 03:43 PM
Vicente A. Martinez
Prudential Douglas Elliman Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - Woodhaven, NY
Realtor, Brooklyn - Long Island - Queens Homes

Hi and welcome to active|rain. There are thousands of tips, tools, and tricks of the trade here. Be sure to check them out. Best of luck and see you around.

Sep 04, 2008 05:07 PM
Sasha Miletic - Windsor Real Estate
RE/MAX Preferred Realty Ltd. - Windsor, ON

Hi Angela, Welcome to AR, Be a Blogholic and start writing your own blog soon on AR. All the best for your RE business. This is the right place for customers, friends, realtionships etc.

Best - Sash 

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Sep 04, 2008 06:03 PM
Marcy Fedalei
Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC

May I be one of the many to welcome you to ActiveRain - a great place to share thoughts, ideas and information. Enjoy!

Sep 04, 2008 08:12 PM
Ron Martin
Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC
Ron Martin Team

Good Morning, & welcome to Active Rain. You made a wise choice to sign on with this site. You will receive ideas, share information, Meet new people from other places. If you have clients relocating to the Greenville, Anderson, Spartanburg South Carolina Area, give us a call. Our team can help find them a home. We are on three MLS's. Enjoy blogging and good to hear from you!

Sep 04, 2008 11:57 PM
Steve Vennemann-Hennepin-Dakota-Anoka contract for deed property-Ramsey-MN
BoardWalk Premier Realty INC - White Bear Lake, MN

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Sep 05, 2008 01:32 AM
Angela Reeves
West Coast Staging - Coquitlam, BC

Thank you all for your tremendous support and feedback - I can see why this gets addictive.

Sep 06, 2008 01:02 PM