Top Five Reasons to Stage an Empty Home
If you are reading this you probably already know that staging helps sell homes faster. It forces the seller to declutter and get rid of things that would not attract buyers. But what about empty spaces, aren’t they already in move-in condition? Not so. Here I will tell you five reasons why staging an empty home is so important.
It makes a room look larger
An empty room appears small. Without furniture, it is difficult to judge the space. How do you fit bedroom furniture into this small and somewhat awkward space?
You may be thinking the walls are dark so we need as much light as we can get, but where will we put the bed? How do we work around these windows in this dark, small room?
Now look at the same bedroom below with furniture, it’s much easier to imagine how you would sleep in this room.
Empty rooms are cold and lifeless
This is a small dining area off of a kitchen. It surely would be easy to miss. It doesn’t have any memorable features and doesn’t look large enough tor a table and chairs.
Furnishing the dining room warms the space and adds life to this once dreary room. Can you imagine eating breakfast here? Or sipping tea while chatting with a friend? I sure can.
We added a rug to define the space. Furniture and wall art makes the room much more inviting. We also updated the lighting to connect to the contemporary kitchen. Just a few simple tweaks and viola… look at the transformation!
A staged home taps into human emotions
A large empty room has no emotional connection. Look at this rectangular-shaped living room. It has large windows, but the rest of it is pretty “vanilla.” Staging can add an element of personal attachment so that buyers fall in love and imagine living there.
Stagers learn what the buyer demographic demands and envision creating a space to attract just that person. In this living room below, everything from lighting to colors and artwork creates a feeling of attraction for the home. It’s the look-and-feel that even includes the soft texture of the pillows and fabrics.
Empty homes speak to the past
Buyers are thinking of their future when shopping for homes. You cannot see a home’s full potential when it’s empty.
Staged homes help families to imagine their future. Expertly selected paint colors, contemporary furniture, and lighting can create a story of what is yet to come.
An empty room almost always raises more questions
This room appears large but it has a lot going on. It begs the question, “how do we use this space?”
Walking into this room, you may say “Is this where we will watch TV and relax? Or is this a better place to gather and entertain friends and family?”
Look what happens when you place furniture in the room. Staging with furniture helps define the space and helps buyers visualize how to use the room. And, wow, what a difference a neutral coat of paint makes!