What's The Difference Between "What" and "How?" Ask A Home Stager.

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Home Stager with Sharon Tara Transformations

Today's sellers are very familiar with the terms declutter and depersonalize

They know what needs to be done to prepare their house for sale. 

What most sellers don't know is how to actually do what needs to be done. 

  • What is considered "clutter" and what is decorative?
  • What exactly is "personal" and should be removed?
  • What colors are neutral and what colors are too vanilla?
  • What furniture works best to showcase each room?
  • What is "dated" and how do you update?

messy room

  

When confronted with the generalized tasks of "decluttering, updating, and cleaning" an entire house, many sellers become overwhelmed. 

 

Years of accumulation can seem impossible to manage.

 

  

What sellers need is someone to come in and not just tell them what needs to be done, but exactly how to do it.  People need guidance, direction, a means to an end...and when they have that info, they are empowered.  It restores their sense of control over the situation.

A home staging consult will take what was once overwhelming and make it totally manageable, reducing a great part of the stress of selling a house.   For many, it wasn't that they couldn't physically do it, it was that they didn't know what needed to be done or where to begin. 

When given an itemized to-do list of improvements, specific tasks to perform, sellers become inspired, energized, and engaged.  They approach the list with enthusiasm and when completed feel a great sense of pride in their accomplishment.

Pretty much anybody you ask can tell you what you need to do to prepare a house for sale...HGTV has made everyone a master of home design.  You would have to be living under a rock not to know that you have to "declutter" to sell. 

 

 Don't ask just anybody their opinion on preparing your house for the market.  Ask a professional home stager to show you how to prepare your house. 

It will save you money, time, and so much frustration.

 

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
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good suggestons

Jan 26, 2009 12:49 PM #1
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Michele Hess
Simply Staged Inc. - Rockford, IL
Home Stager Rockford - Simply Staged Inc

Sharon, wonderful post and advice about working with a professional.  Your last sentence sums it up nicely.  "It will save you money, time, and so much frustration."

Jan 26, 2009 09:59 PM #2
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Lise:  Thanks!

Michele:  It just seems like everyone thinks they know how to prepare a house for sale, when they really have no idea what is actually necessary.  Those key words are tossed around a little to liberally.  Thanks for commenting.

Jan 27, 2009 01:50 AM #3
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Melissa Marro
Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team - Orange Park, FL
Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging

Great blog!  It does seem pretty easy when people hear what we do... the actual implementation or thinking of everything that goes into proper home staging is a bit more than what they believe it is.

Jan 27, 2009 06:03 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Melissa:  Thanks!  I'm sure you hear it as much as I do "I know what I have to do, just declutter and depersonalize..."  It's like the words have been used so much they no longer have real meaning. 

Jan 27, 2009 06:19 AM #5
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Wanda Richards
Shows Great Home Staging and Web Solutions - Roanoke, VA
Shows Great Home Staging

Sharon - Great info!  Sometimes the hardest part of what we do is telling them what they need to do.

Jan 27, 2009 09:37 PM #6
Rainmaker
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Wanda:  Sometimes the hardest part of what they need to do is hearing us tell them what they need to do! lol

Jan 28, 2009 02:52 AM #7
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Debbie Wheeler
Real Estate Staging/Rooms Rearranged, LLC - Chandler, AZ
Chandler, AZ Rooms Rearranged RESA, IRIS

Sharon - You have summed it all up here.  Great post-now if they will only listen.

Jan 28, 2009 03:57 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Debbie:  It isn't always easy, is it?  We gotta just keep putting it out there and wait for them to see the light.

Jan 28, 2009 08:10 AM #9
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Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA
ASP, IAHSP, RESA Danville, CA

Overwhelmed, accumulation, frustration...great words..GREAT POST!!!! 

Jan 28, 2009 02:11 PM #10
Rainmaker
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Cathy:  I appreciate your appreciation of the post!  Thank you!

Jan 28, 2009 11:35 PM #11
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Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
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You always have such great advice!  And, I really enjoy reading your posts, Sharon.  I know you are busy, but, please write some more soon!

Sep 26, 2014 05:41 AM #12
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Ron:  You have no idea how much your comment meant to me today.  I've kind of lost my motivation to write.  Hoping it will return soon.

Sep 29, 2014 07:14 AM #13
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