People forget that we are selling their house, not their things. They want to keep their precious things out while their house is on the market. But that does not work! Because people look at their things, instead of their house! So I wrote this of my Staging Sayings to remind them of that fact!
I invented Home Staging because people did not want to decorate their house to sell, nor should they. They are selling it so why personalize it now? The key is to De-Personalize it, to set the scenes in each room and set the Stage! That is the basis of how I invented Home Staging from my theater background 40 years ago. Barb Schwarz
People forget this....they want to keep their precious things out while their house is on the market. But that does not work! Because people look at their things, instead of their house! So I wrote this of my Staging Sayings to remind them of that fact! Barb Schwarz
I wrote this saying after a FSBO sold their house on their own once I Staged it, without getting paid first, to their best friends. That day I learned even best friends do not have the imagination to know ahead of time what it could look like & to never Stage Houses until you get the sellers name on the dotted line first! I created and built the industry of Home Staging, all these 40 years, on the mistakes I made first & then taught myself how to do it right from the beginning. Barb Schwarz
I know that Staging is a Feeling. It sets the Stage, so the buyer can mentally move in. No one will buy a house until they do that. So setting the best feeling for each room is what Staging does for the buyer to help the house be seen at it's best . Then the house sells.
Smells are not good in a house when a seller wants to sell it. People are very sensitive to all kinds of smells these days. Get rid of the smell, Stage it and it will sell! I came up with my Staging saying on this when I Staged a house that had 40, that is right 40, poodles living in it.The poodles were moved to a friends of the sellers kennel. Then I got rid of the smell with an odor eliminator, Staged it and it sold! Barb Schwarz