As many of you know I've been offering staging to my sellers for some time now. I find lately they tend to be much more open to it and it sometimes is the deciding factor in their choosing me to market their homes. One recent listing, a basically attractive house with a decorating theme of early childhood, and the owner's penchant for covering every surface with dozens and dozens of family photos was an incredibly worthwhile effort. With a commitment to sell and a trust in my expertise (I came to them by recommendation), they allowed me the freedom to transform the home into one in which anyone could picture it as theirs.
I had no tremendous budget and very little time to accomplish the transformation before putting it out there for the world to see. I'm attaching a few photos of the changes that had everyone saying "what a beautiful home." The seller is thrilled. Buyers don't have to imagine it without all the kiddy stuff and agents are impressed. Since the home is not sold yet, there's no way to quantify its effect, but I suspect it will make a huge difference to their time line and their bottom line.
BTW, I have no clue why the photos won't be accepted as I put them in. Whatever I did it kept resizing them to this. Sorry!