Top 10 Stupid Staging Ideas
What is the first thing that happens when you walk into any house ?? Smell is often our first response to stimuli. It alerts us to fire before we see flames. It makes us recoil before we taste rotten food. Justin Riordan wrote “your house should smell like nothing when it is being shown. Scented homes lead to one of two reactions.” For the full article by Justin Riordan
- ” Buyers who are chemically sensitive get headaches, irrigated eyes, or nausea and want to leave immediately.”
- “Buyers wonder what you are trying to cover up and immediately become suspicious that you are a shyster”.
#9. Live plants in a vacant home – quickly die with out water.
When home staging, or decorating a home, one important element that will instantly add life and a feeling of hominess to a living space is the presence of something green. Don’t use real plants in a vacant home. There are many beautiful silks on the market.
#7 “I can just lightly stage this room and it will work” Well, not really as you need to show the purpose and scale of the room.
“Your going to use/hang that?” As Justin Riordan, indicated in his blog “You have hired a stager just as a department store would hire a visual merchandizer to display their times to sell to a customer. Your home is once again a commodity…. You need to detach totally!!
#4 ” We should make everybody take off their shoes before they enter. Really?? People are not going to want to take their shoes off to walk on your floors.
Barbara Corcoran has to say about staging.
Barbara Corcoran on the Benefits of Home Staging
Special thanks to Jeanette Schalpfer Broker/Sales Manager for sending me this article.
Author of Top 10 Stupid staging ideas – Justin Riordan
Harmonizing Homes – Corinne Kaas
RESA – look for a stager in your area