One of the free services we offer our clients is home staging by Nicole Blankers, Rod's wife. She received excellent training and is a wonderful visual artist. She has staged many homes that usually sell for a great price and more quickly than those that aren’t staged.
“Realtors know how important it is to have a home in the best shape possible when showing it to prospective buyers,” said NAR President Chris Polychron, executive broker with 1st Choice Realty in Hot Springs, Arkansas. “At a minimum, homeowners should conduct a thorough cleaning, haul out clutter, make sure the home is well-lit and fix any major aesthetic issues. Another option is staging a home, which Realtors often suggest to sellers to help prospective buyers better visualize themselves in the home and could modestly increase the home’s value for both the buyer and seller.” -- From an article by the National Association of Realtors
What is Staging?
Simply put, staging offers potential home buyers a way to envision making it their own home. Kristie Barnett, a writer for Houzz, says
"Although everyone has different tastes in decor and furnishings, most people want a home that is welcoming, functional, peaceful and organized." The most important thing to strive for is making sure the home isn't taste specific because this narrows down the appeal of the home to a much smaller audience. Ms. Barnett goes on to say, "Staging is about strategic editing and depersonalizing, rather than decorating and personalizing."
Prepared by Betty W. McNeely, Intern