I recently had a meeting for a staging bid on a house that had been scraped, and re-built. The house has been on the market for a couple of months, and the feedback has been – “what do I do with these rooms?”
This home has fabulous French doors that open onto a beautiful rounded patio. The doors could be opened in the summer for a great mountain cross breeze with the sliding glass door in the back. The French doors add charm and allow guests to overflow to the patio. This house would be great for entertaining due to its open layout in the living room, dining area, and kitchen, but still after months people wonder “what do I do with this space?”
On the opposite side of the house is a wonderful family room with wood burning stove, office/den/or extra bedroom, and a full bath. These rooms create a separate, more cozy space for homeowners as a differential to the more public, open space of the living room, dining area, and kitchen. Still, the question is asked, “what do I do with this space?”
Home Staging provides the answer to this question by enhancing the natural beauty of a home to potential buyers through the use of furniture, art, and accessories. You can put a sofa here, a table there, a TV here, and some art work there. Creating a visual of how the space can be used is powerful, and gets the creative juices flowing in a potential buyer’s mind.
The idea of positive emotional attachment: this space feels warm, cozy, inviting, fun, and happy are emotions that we love, and these positive emotions are the keys to selling a home. Emotional attachment starts forming when the potential buyer thinks – hey, my sofa would look great in here too, or how about my grandmother’s table over there. These visualizations are much harder for potential buyers to make when they walk into an echoy, empty, and lifeless house.
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