Staging to Sell
Today, I had the privilege to help one of my favorite people and realtors, Sue King of Greater Orlando Realty. We staged a beautiful home on Bear Lake. The home owner had already done quite a few things to "neutralize" the space and our job to make this already magnificent home photograph well was joyful and inspiring for me.
As the daughter of a realtor, I know how important staging a house is for many reasons.
First - people are visual, so when they go online to look at the pictures of the listing they want to see if it's worth their time to even schedule an appointment to see the home. As the saying goes, you only get one chance to make a first impression. Make it count.
Second - once the pictures have intrigued someone to come see the home in person, they are now getting closer to becoming a prospective buyer. You have to get them in the door to get a sale. A picture is worth a thousand words, but seeing a space that could be "their next home" is emotional and exciting.
So now that the prospective buyer is at the property, the house has to feel like it could be theirs. Can they picture themselves here? This is key, and this is why so many realtors recommend to sellers to depersonalize their home. Put away with family pictures, personalized items, and keep the decor and accessories as neutral as possible.
It's important for the seller to remember that although this has been their home filled with memories and history, the real goal is for this to be someone else's home. It's sometimes hard for sellers to understand this but it's important and it's not personal.
The realtor wants your property to sell as quickly as possible and for top dollar. Listen to the professionals to get the best experience - that's my advice!
Stay tuned for more staging ideas which you can use if you're putting your home on the market or you just want to feel more amazing in your own home. [/et_pb_text] [/et_pb_column] [/et_pb_row] [/et_pb_section]