Home Staging Project
After 3 long years on the the market (supposedly staged by the past realtor and no luck selling the property), the homeowner secured a new realtor and I was brought in to provide my home staging services. My initial thoughts as I looked at previous pictures and toured the home was that there was way too much furniture and it was positioned in the wrong places. The paint colors in some of the rooms were also too bold (terra-cotta and gold) and the closets packed with clothes. The house is a three bedroom, but one of the bedrooms was being used as an artist’s studio. I asked the homeowner what the feedback was from the original listing and she said not enough closet space and too small.
The first thing to be done was turn to the artist studio into a bedroom with a twin bed, night stand and armoire. All of the rooms were painted a neutral color. Since the homeowner was planning to relocate and downsize, de-cluttering was essential. We decided which pieces of furniture were going to be sold/donated and rearranged what was left. I also instructed the homeowner to clean out every cabinet, drawer and closet and remove at least 2/3 of the content. This was a great opportunity for her to decide what she really wanted to keep and sell the rest. When closets and cabinets are overstuffed, potential home buyers think there is no room for their things. Potential home buyers cannot visualize it empty when it is overflowing. Even the kitchen and pantry counters were cleaned off and staged with just a few decorative items.
When staging a home for sale, the potential buyer wants to aspire to live there. To view all of my recent home staging projects please visit my portfolio.