When you go to put your house on the market, most people will advise you to put away your clutter: the piles of mail, the refrigerator magnets, toiletries on the bathroom vanities, etc. And while that’s a good start and certainly something most people can tackle this themselves, it’s just not enough. I am always amazed at how many people think staging an owner-occupied house is just decluttering and tidying up. It’s so much more. Two major things really stand out. First, staging assesses which furniture should stay (gets re- arranged, too!) to improve flow, functionality and showcase your floor plan. Second, lighting, art and accessories are filled in to really make the home come to life. These two steps are crucial and can make the difference between a quick, full price offer and a house that sits for months.
by kathyregini | Comments Off on Why Decluttering is Not Enough