These were the words my client emailed me after I finished staging her vacant property. I thought so too, but until someone else affirms it, you’re never quite sure you “hit the mark.” My client realizes in order to get top dollar, people need to make an emotional connection. Staging helps them make that connection. It’s not just putting furniture into an empty room, it’s putting in those extra details that ensure an emotional connection will be made.
I just read in realtor.com that people take just 7 seconds to form an opinion, whether good or bad and then spend the rest of the time affirming that opinion. So, the first room to be seen needs to make a great first impression.
This formal living room should make a welcoming first impression. After buyers move in, they can use this room however they choose, but when staging, it should be a place of lightness and hospitality.
This room is generally informal, usually where the family congregates to watch TV, play board games, or read by the fireplace. Unless a TV is already mounted, I do not bring in a TV when staging, but I do leave a space where a TV might go. I complemented the wood mantel and the brown fireplace with gold accents.
Primary Bed and Bath
This is one of the largest bedrooms I have staged. The room used to have a hot tub in it, but the owners changed the configuration. When staging such a large room, you need to have different zones. I chose to have a dressing area close to the closets and bathroom, all done in a navy color scheme to blend the two together.
The door leads to a sunroom, a perfect spot for morning coffee and newspaper reading.
The ensuite bathroom:
Kitchen & Dining
The kitchen is in the middle between the dining room and the family room. The dining room can be either formal or informal, depending upon what your needs are. There is a nice flow from the living room through the dining room into the kitchen. One can easily grab popcorn from the microwave when watching a movie in the family room.
This home sold within a day of showings. I’d love to help with your current or future home.
Contact me: Gina Newell, Premiere Stagers & Realty (brokered by eXp Realty) at 608-345-9396.