I’m not sure what’s worse… Trying to sell a vacant home or trying to sell a home that’s only partially furnished… Buyers have a hard time visualizing vacant properties and homes that are only partially furnished can be a real turn-off.
I recently had the opportunity to stage a home that has been on the market for over 3 years. Partially furnished and unoccupied, this home is in an upscale golf course community where the market has not yet recovered.
I was lucky that the homeowner was very open minded and willing to take my suggestions, such as painting the blue bathroom a neutral color, staining the deck and and investing in a reasonable home staging budget.
Home staging services for vacant, occupied or semi-furnished homes does not have to be cost prohibitive. Interview professional home stagers in your area, review their portfolio and confirm that they have a strong, working relationship with both home sellers and local Realtors.
Using a black and white color scheme, to tie into the cabinetry and counters, I styled the kitchen to help buyers easily visualize preparing a meal, entertaining friends or lingering over a hot cup of coffee as they enjoy the breathtaking views from the breakfast nook.
I removed the TV and created a family space that not only allows an unobstructed view of the mountains, but works well with the architectural design of the room. Note: The seller asked that nothing be hung on the walls.
When staging a home, it’s okay to have a little fun, as long as it’s in good taste! As this is the “family room”, I created a cute scene using the Scrabble board. The letters on the board spell out “I love my new home”!
Although people don’t buy homes based on the guest bathroom, it’s still important when staging a home. I continued to work with the palette that carries through the home, by adding a new shower curtain, some accessories that match the hardware, and some nice, fluffy towels.
You can view additional before and after home staging photos here.
Forgie Home Staging & Redesign offers affordable home staging services in the Asheville and Waynesville, NC area. We also provide online e-decorating services and e-Home Staging Services for those living out of the area.
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Until next time,