If I can't watch TV in the living room, I'm not buying this home.

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Real Estate Agent with Watson Realty Corp

If I can't watch TV in the living room, I'm not buying this house. 

St Augustine Home Staging
 
When trying to sell a 5 bedroom, 3 bath home, an important part of the functionality is the living room. Let's face it, if you need a home this large, you probably have kids and you just might sit and watch television or watch movies. It's not at all unusual, as a professional home stager, to hear from agents that the home isn't selling because a buyer's TV won't fit in the nook above the fireplace. What happens when the layout of the furniture makes it feel like you can't watch TV?
 
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As a basic rule of design, if your home has 5 bedrooms, it should allow for seating of at least 6 people. (Two people in the master + 1 in each additional bedroom) If your room layout doesn't feel like it can accommodate at least that many, you have a problem. Amplify that if you can't sit and watch TV from more than one chair in the house.

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Adding only a rug, a piece of art, a lamp and a couple of throw pillows, {all rental pieces} this room was transformed into a space that a family can enjoy. While we did not add additional seating, leaving the long wall, under the windows, completely open shows that you have sufficient room to add another sofa or love seat.  By moving the existing sofa to face the fireplace and television, this space now feels like a space that a family can gather in. 
 
Showing off the features and benefits of a home while working within the homeowner's budget is the job of a skilled professional home stager. 
 
If you are in the St Augustine market and would like to sell faster or sell for more, please contact us at Rave ReViews Home Staging
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 Author Bio: Melissa Marro, Home Staging Industry leader, Realtor, and entrepreneur offers a unique perspective on New Home Construction, Resale Residential Real Estate, and Home Staging

For more information on buying or selling in the St Augustine, St Johns, Jacksonville, or Ponte Vedra area, visit StageListSellNEFL.com or call Melissa Marro (marro.melissa at gmail.com), Watson Realty, for more information (904-466-2093).

 

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Rainmaker
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Melissa Marro
St Augustine, St Johns, Ponte Vedra
Watson Realty Corp

Kim & Kristine - working within a seller's budget is an important part of what we do. It isn't always about making it look like a showroom, but often about looking measurably and marketably better.

Gita - Thank you

Karen - I agree. Thank you!

Karen F - In Florida we don't have "lower level rec rooms" or basements. Do you have TVs in bedrooms? For many families, they would prefer all gathering in front of the TV and spending family time together than having the kids all dispersed in their own rooms.

August 06, 2012 05:44 AM
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Barb Hutson
Phoenix Home Stager, Redesign Expert 480-216-7182
Sonoran Accents Home Staging & Redesign, Phoenix Metro, AZ.

Melissa ~ Buyers have to be able to imagine their life in the property or they just move on.  Your transformation did just that!

August 06, 2012 10:01 AM
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Bob & Carolin Benjamin
East Phoenix Arizona Homes
Benjamin Realty LLC

You did a good job -- the re-staging is very nice and shows they can watch TV.

August 06, 2012 10:03 AM
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Gretchen & Mel Ahrens
ColumbiaGorgeFSBO.com

What an improvement. It's amazing what a little rearranging and updated accessories can do! I especially love the point of remembering who you're trying to sell to.

Gretchen

August 11, 2012 07:23 PM
Rainmaker
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Melissa Marro
St Augustine, St Johns, Ponte Vedra
Watson Realty Corp
Gretchen - knowing the demographic and playing it up is more than half the job! Thank you for your comments.
August 13, 2012 07:32 PM
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Melissa Marro

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Author Bio: Melissa Marro, Home Staging Industry leader, Realtor, and entrepreneur offers a unique perspective on New Home Construction, Resale Residential Real Estate, and Home Staging