Less is more, more-or-less

The most common recommendation stagers make to homeowners is to edit furniture, accessories and clutter. This sometimes surprises homeowners who worry that their home will feel too sparse or cold.

Why should they take down window treatments that have treated them well over the years, and why wouldn’t buyers enjoy seeing their beautiful pictures of kids and past vacations? Doesn’t that make it homey?

Yes, it does…for the current homeowner! But a buyer doesn’t want to feel like they are trespassing, and they need to see the potential of the home for their specific needs, which may well be different than yours.

The purpose of hiring a stager is to get an objective perspective on how to best prepare your home for sale.