I had a Real Estate Agent comment on one of my post's that 'staging hides a home's true character'!... Here is my response;
"You got my gears turning, which leads me to a rather carnivorous analogy - So here goes:
Most people (except perhaps,vegetarians) agree that a nice juicy, well prepared steak is pretty hard to beat. What does steak have to do with home staging, you ask?
Well, imagine yourself beyond hungry at the restaraunt. How appetizing would you find a raw slab of meat on the plate in front of you? Get your taste buds going?
A vacant house is a home in the raw. It has potential, but not everyone can visualize what it can become. Does seasoning and grilling a steak hide it's true character or enhance it's appeal?
The true purpose of home staging is not to cover, rather to enhance a house. Buyer's come with an appetite. So, ask yourself; Are you serving them what they want?
Staging will help to get a buyers mental juices flowing. It provides a way for the buyer to visualize the home's true & immediate potential."
I'd love to hear more feedback from Agent's & Stager's on this issue...