The seller’s home is lovely to them as it is filled with their keepsakes, family photos, children’s treasures, Dad’s favorite lounge chair, Mom’s sewing room complete with floral drapes.
And there lies the problem…. the house is occupied with one families’ treasures, and prospective buyers simply can’t picture their family in the home. Enter a Stager who is experienced in neutralizing spaces by pre-packing the family photos and treasures, even removing Dad’s favorite lounge chair to open up the room, turning Mom’s sewing room back into the 4th bedroom, and replacing the floral drapes with updated ones.
The house is now viewed by prospective buyers as a neutral space, without clutter and the seller’s personal items, and they can visualize themselves living in this lovely home. And the best part of staging an occupied house, is that statistics show occupied staged homes sell faster than non-staged homes and at an increase in price of 1% to 3%! Staging works!