The way someone lives in a home and the way it should be “staged” for sale are two different things.
The staging process starts with depersonalization (removal of photos, religious symbols, kitchen convenience items, etc.) that helps the potential buyer not to be distracted by the personal effects of the current owners and instead allows them to better visualize their own things in their new home.
Uncluttering bookshelves, closets and rooms of non-essential items is the next step; this includes removal of most artwork hanging on walls.
Often walls need repainting for a fresh look or with new accent colors. Floors need cleaning/polishing or floor coverings replaced if they are worn or too soiled to be cleaned.
Then a thorough cleaning (including windows)Â sets the stage for rearrangement of existing furniture (usually with extensive editing) to improve traffic flow and make the rooms appear larger.
Finally there is accessorization to tie colors and design themes together.
Rick Bonetti | 408-857-8800 | Alain Pinel Realtors | DRE #01237009