Monday, January 22, 2018

Some of the Home Staging Tips I Offer During Consultations


What goes into my staging consultations? Let me walk you through the process.

We’ve touched on the subject of home staging in the past, but today I wanted to delve deeper into what a one-hour consultation with me looks like.

When you call me after hiring Rob Kittle, I like to come out and visit you as soon as possible. During my visit, I fill out a form that details each room of the property.

I write down notes as we walk through the home together and then leave those notes with you after our consultation ends. I also send a copy of those notes on to Rob so that we are all on the same page.

The first area I like to focus on is curb appeal. People driving up to your home will instantly perceive whether or not they can envision themselves living there. Everything after this first impression should then reinforce their already positive opinion on your home.

If someone has a negative first impression of your home, everything they see inside of it afterwards will only serve to reinforce that impression. They’ll convince themselves that it simply isn’t right for them. This is why curb appeal is so critical.

The next step is to talk about decluttering. Your home needs to have enough furniture to define the space, but not so much that the beauty of the home is being distracted from. Other basics, like cleanliness, are also important. During our consultation, we will determine whether your home needs anything from a fresh coat of paint to a good dusting.


"Buyers want to see themselves living there, not you living there."


On top of cleaning, organizing, and decluttering your home, you will also need to neutralize it. Buyers want to see themselves living there, not you living there. Religious artifacts, sports memorabilia, and other personal items should be put away during showings.

Finally, good lighting is very important. Opening the blinds to allow in natural sunlight is a great way to make everything else you’ve done to the home shine.

I look forward to working with you!