What's Wrong with This Picture? NEW SERIES!!

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Home Stager with Owner, The Refreshed Home White Plains NY

Run-down abandoned pink building with big questionmark on it

If 'a picture is worth a thousand words'...a good listing photo is worth ten-trilion-zillion thousand words. Maybe more. REALLY.

Listing photos are the number one tool homeowners, buyers, and their agents have. They work silently, and for free, 24/7....but whether they are working for you, or against you is totally up to you.

Welcome to my new interactive series where actual listing photos gone bad are shared, then pointed on the path to redemption. Some points will be obvious, others not so much; some rationale may even seem downright petty. But the point of each will be there is something that is not serving the best interests of the property, the seller, or the agent.

Diologue is encouraged! The idea being that for the moment, we can each 'see' a room for the first time; by constructively sharing reactions, thoughts and questions, each of us learns. What bothers you, and why? And what would you like to see differently?

This Westchester County Home Stager will weigh in shortly after, with the introduction of the next photo. And last, just to keep it a nice, and positive experience, anyone who can claim a photo as their own will receive a free interactive consult, value up to $180.00.

Last week during a workshop at the Mamaroneck Public Libray, I ran this photo in my presentation and asked 'What's Wrong with This Picture?'. Nearly the entire room was engaged...see, much easier to see/say what you don't like in someone elses' space! I was surprised by the speed of their responses, and also the range of what they came up with.

So what do you think-what's wrong with this picture?

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"Home Staging is anything that betters the market position of a property, while easing the minds of both the seller, and Realtor

Decorating is the physical manifestation of a complicated set of circumstances that include time, money and taste; reflecting  family, values and the world at large"     ~ TRH

WHEW. Not exactly HGTV-ese, but it's the truth.

Our spaces affect us profoundly. SO many other things fall into place when they are all they can be...but getting there is more than the pursuit of an aesthetic.

Bettering Westchester, and lower Fairfield counties since 1981, The Refreshed Home is a client advocate, working collaboratively, bringing a thoughtful approach to a creative process.  Offering specialty services such as remote and buyer consults, listing photo/video prep, shopping, and accessory rentals.

                  

 

Marie Graham ASP, IAHSP, IDS Your Stager With A Mission!

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Marie Graham
Westchester County Interior Decorator, Home Stager
Owner, The Refreshed Home White Plains NY

JULIA!  Well, it's kinda-sorta fun. Just trying to start dialogue about not just whats good/bad, but why, and what's at stake. If it can be objectively explained and understood, maybe more people will get their panties unknotted. (And yes, I did just say that!)

Linda-everytime I come back for comments, I can feel my pupils constrict...thank you for stopping by, please stay tuned.

July 20, 2012 04:58 PM
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner
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The photo looks like it's a room in a nursing home.  This is something I'd see when I go visit Grandma.

July 27, 2012 09:11 PM
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Bud & Beth McKinney
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Maureen pretty much pointed out everything for me. Obviously, it's blurry. There is no pop to the room, it's all bland and white. The uneven shades give it an almost lazy and unkempt appeal to me. If you are attempting to attract all potential customers, yes, remove the religious icon. Yeesh.

July 28, 2012 06:33 AM
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Marie Graham
Westchester County Interior Decorator, Home Stager
Owner, The Refreshed Home White Plains NY

Carla, Bud and Beth-yes, no reason at all for someone to want to pony up almost $800K for this house, right?

July 28, 2012 06:47 AM
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Jake Bodnar
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"This is how your bedroom will appear to you after a night of heavy drinking."

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