Remember the way you live in your home is not the way you sell your house…

Remember the way you live in your home is not the way you sell your house…

August 3, 2012 By Pres Ⓡ Staging Resource Centre

The ‘real function’ of a room is the key to attracting a buyer’s eye! It’s a proven fact that most buyers are not good at visualizing what their furniture will look like in the homes they are viewing. This is why it is so important to create rooms that represent the very best way to live in this home.

Pres home stagers and redesigners are trained to know what the best function of each room or area is. Here are two examples of what helped this home sell:

The home seller used this room as their dining room and then it became the ‘catch all’ room. Not impressive for selling.

Before as their Dining Room.....

  

 A Dining Room that’s not quite working for them…

After as their Library a sanctuary looking out at the beautiful garden…

 

Quiet library sanctuary for anyone…

The home seller made this room into their Family Room but the furniture is awkwardly placed.

Before as their Family Room….

 

An awkward family room with a gorgeous fireplace…

After as their Dining Room…

 

Gorgeous and spacious dining room with a beautiful fireplace…

So the moral of the story is remember that the way you live in your home is not the way you sell your house! So turn your rooms back into the function that would appeal most to your home seller. It’s still all about creating great first impressions!