As we know, staging, or organizing a
home's furnishings to show off its best
features, can take ordinary and ugly spaces and turn them into beautiful and appealing places.
Savvy sellers know that in this market, they MUST get their home show ready to sell. By watching shows like HGTV, they have been educated on the need for it. They may call in a professional for consultation, but many times they have good ideas of their own.
I notice, however, when showing homes in a neighborhood where many homes are on the market, and which are all similar in age and floor plan, that to compete most are definitely 'staged.' They are all beautiful. Breathtaking!
My question for discussion: With so many sellers seriously getting their home ready to sell by de-cluttering, painting walls in attractive colors, arranging furniture in the most attractive way....Making it look like a model home...how do we keep the houses from all looking alike? How do we make one beautiful home stand out from another?
When staging was a well kept secret, and we showed 10 houses, and maybe only one was staged, the buyer wanted to write the contract right there in the kitchen! It was love at first sight!
Now, I may show 10 houses and at least 8 of them are staged, and gorgeous. It's like picking Miss America from 50 beautiful women. What a decision!!
Where do we go from here? What is the next level?
Sarah & John Rummage
Nashville TN Real Estate Specialists