Follow the Staging Guidelines
Staging guidelines really do Matter. Home stagers are not usually present during showings therefore they only get feedback from agents if they make the effort. We feel confident our guidelines, tips and tricks work to sell a home but we don’t often see them tested.
One of the guidelines: Create perfect traffic patterns and flow throughout the home. Home stagers are influenced by decorating elements and they influence the presentation of the home. Utilizing “on-trend” décor and placement gives value to the home. Knowing the difference in “Decorating to Dwell” or for the homeowner and “Decorating to Sell” to potential buyers is critical to successful staging. This week Daniela Dowie and I were wrapping up a staging when we had a surprise showing. Seven potential buyers were there to view and connect with the space, that’s right seven. Watching seven adults maneuver through the condo emphasized the importance of wide pathways and my decision to redesign the entryway for space.
Secret: In Home Staging open your traffic patterns up to 36” eliminating furniture if needed. You are not selling furniture. Follow the Rules and Never Sacrifice Style!