OK, lets talk potty, toilet, john, throne, latrine, can, etc.......
Actually, talking potty is something I prefer not to talk about, however even the little spaces need to be marketed correctly. :)
This is sort of a PART 2 to So you think you can Stage? Oh BOY!
I was sort of taken back when I went to visit this Winchester property that was currently on the market with no offers. This property had been lightly staged with accessories in the Kitchen & Bathrooms.
IMHO, as a Professional Home Stager, having a Vacant Home partial staged with accessories in the Kitchen, Bathrooms, Closets, Laundry Room appears awkward. Almost like the previous owners left the stuff they didn't want to take with them. Umm....LEFTOVERS and who wants leftovers when buying a property?
OK, lets get back to the potty!
Here is the Master Bathroom before I staged it.
Sure, it's OK......I guess. A few books under a decorative accessory. Not much of a WOW factor, but whatever.....it's only the toilet area. No biggie, right? :(
However, I have to say in my 5 years as a Professional Home Stager I have never ever used books as a prop in the Master Bathroom or any Bathroom.
Remember, Home Staging allows Buyers to visualize how to use the space.
Hello? Books in the potty. Just not the classy look we're going for when attracting Home Buyer's.
Hmm.......do we dare to take a closer look?
What????? REALLY????? Are You SERIOUS?????
- CHOPPED LIVER
- The Cop Was White as SNOW
- I'm Okay, You're Dead
I'm thinking to myself is this a JOKE? Am I being Punked? Is this helping to attract Home Buyer's or scare them AWAY?
Maybe I need to lighten up....maybe I am being too picky.
Do you think this really enhances the space?
Unfortunately I do not have an After picture from the same angle however this is how we staged the Master Bathroom.
We placed a couple of medium framed pictures on the first wall you see as you walk into the Master Bathroom. We also placed a medium size green floral silk plant on the toilet tanks lid. DONE. Yup that's it! Remember, Less is More. :)
Remember, when you are Home Staging you want to ATTRACT not DISTRACT Home Buyers.
This Winchester, CA property sold 1st month after Professional Home Staging the main living areas!
Bottom line......Hire a Professional when selling what is probably your BIGGEST INVESTMENT to avoid having a crappy listing! ;)
Blog posted by Janice Sutton, Murrieta Temecula Home Stager. Home staging & marketing homes for the Inland Empire/Riverside County & San Diego County.
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