LITTLE THINGS MEAN A LOT!: 2 Little Things You Can Do To Make A Difference

Reblogger Sharon Tara
Home Stager with Sharon Tara Transformations

Most sellers become overwhelmed when preparing their house for sale.  A consultation with a professional home stager can transform the overwhelming into manageable.

Kim Dillon, has some great advice on the impact of "little things" and the powerful transformation they can make in your home.

Original content by Kim Dillon

Little things have an impact--both positive and negative--on your home's appearance.  Read about two of the "little things".

 Below are two little things you can do to make a difference in your home--even if you aren't planning to sell:

•·         Positive Impact

It will not come as a surprise that fresh flowers are always welcome in a home, but to make them even more meaningful (not to mention more economical) pick seasonal bouquets from your own yard!  Believe it or not, this detail is often noticed and commented on by potential buyers.  They not only love the extra touch, but appreciate that it is something they can do without any additional expense when they purchase your property!  Make simple bouquets for the entry and as centerpieces on dining and kitchen tables.  Use single stems on bedroom nightstands and bathroom vanities.  Try using a different flower or different combination of flowers for each location.  Potential buyers, guests, and even you will appreciate and enjoy this "little thing".

•·         Negative Impact

Again, you won't be surprised to learn that "lots of little things" (aka clutter) have a negative impact on buyers.  But did you know that they can also have a negative impact on the people living in the home?  Try substituting one large item for every three to five smaller items throughout your house.  Do this with wall ornaments and art, collections on shelves, mantles and table surfaces.  The look will be simpler, and consequently calmer, to anyone observing or living with the "little things".

 Try this for yourself.  Remember, "Little things mean a lot!"

Submitted by Kim Dillon, ASP, Creative Eye Home Staging.  Creative Eye serves Chester County and surrounding areas of Pennsylvania, Delaware, and parts of Maryland.

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Lou:  You are welcome!

Margaret:  Sometimes it's too many small things that distract buyers!

Ginger:  I agree, Kim wrote a great post!

Maureen:  True, you don't have to be selling to use this information!

Steve:  How sad for you.  :(

Leslie:  Free is a very good thing!

Lee and Carol:  And I love how she suggests that buyers are told that the flowers are from the yard so they can think about the benefit of having their own cut flowers.

July 13, 2010 09:15 PM
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Linda Thompson
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Replacing three small things with one larger object is priceless information, not to mention less stressful to the eye.

July 14, 2010 12:10 AM
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Cathy Lee
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I missed this great post-thanks for the reblog Sharon.

July 14, 2010 01:48 AM
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Marian Lake Walker
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Loved Kim's simple-to-follow formula.

Also, that she mentions clutter impacting not only the buyers but the sellers. Think I saw a saying somewhere about cluttered surroundings-cluttered minds... How many times do our clients tell us that they love living in their staged/redesigned homes?

Thanks for increasing the audience of this great post Sharon. 

July 14, 2010 08:25 AM
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Linda:  I agree, and it's an easy way for sellers to understand the declutter process.

Cathy:  Glad you found it this time around!

Marian:  It's true.  The clutter in a home drains you emotionally and physically.  Once it's gone, it's like a breath of fresh air.

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Author Bio: Sharon Tara is a professional Home Stager serving the greater Seacoast New Hampshire area. Sharon specializes in owner-occupied home staging consults to help sellers prepare and present their home for sale.



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