HOME SELLING ADVICE: Key Room Staging - It's About the First Impression

Reblogger Rita Minion
Real Estate Agent with O'Brien Realty

HOME SELLING ADVICEStaging a Home to Create a Good First Impression

Original content by Laurie Calhoun

One of the very most important reasons to stage a home is to create a good first impression. Buyers will have an immediate reaction to any home -- well within the first 60 seconds, they will have formed either a positive or negative opinion of the home. They will spend the rest of their time in the home collecting information that backs up or overcomes that opinion.

That's why home staging is such a valuable investment in selling a home. It creates a positive first impression, and then supports that positive opinion as the buyers move through the home.

At Gloria Home Staging, our first recommendation is that the whole home be staged, but occasionally the seller's budget does not allow for that. In the case of this Orlando area home, the seller chose to have us stage its key rooms -- the first rooms that the sellers will see, and the master bedroom. We hope that the warm feelings the beautiful entry provides will carry through the rest of the home, though it is vacant.

Here is the view buyers get when they walk in the door:

Unstaged living room  Staged living room

And a view of the entire entry area:

Entry area before staging  Entry area after staging

And here is the master bed room:

Empty master bedroom  Staged master bedroom

If you are selling a home in the Orlando area, call us at Gloria Home Staging. We would be pleased to create a good first impression for your buyers.

 

Gloria Home Staging

www.GloriaHomeStaging.com

                             407-695-0023

         Setting your home apart

Serving the Orlando, Florida area

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Rainer
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SHARON CHARBONEAU
UPSTAGING YOUR HOMES

Hi Rita,

There is no question that key room staging is better than no staging.  I have had calls about vacant homes; however no contract as yet.

Did the curtains in the LR need to stay?  

I have a small inventory of linens and towels and decor items.  I would be inclined to want to stage the bathrooms and kitchen?  How about you?

 

 

December 19, 2009 05:21 PM
Rainer
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Suzanne Metz
Design to Appeal

I agree with Sharon. Key room staging is better than no staging at all. I'm also wondering about the curtains? I'm not trying to be critical.

December 20, 2009 06:53 PM
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Kathy Burke
S.F. East Bay Home Staging
Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA

I 100% agree and use the strategy that it's BEST to stage key rooms....Living/Dining/Master Bedroom/Master Bath....than nothing!

January 02, 2010 12:39 AM
Rainmaker
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