To Stage or Not To Stage

It is a common question: what is the value of home staging?  And home staging can mean many different things, to many different people.   To most realtors and homeowners, it just means putting away your personal belongings, cleaning the pasta noodles out of the sink, and leaving the dog at a friends house during the open house. 

Not so.  Over here at Modern Staging | Spaces, we truly believe home staging is the best way to showcase the best features of your property.  When it comes down to it, you are not just selling a condo or a house, your are selling a lifestyle.  A well staged property should feel aspirational (as in, everyone who walks in the door loves it and wants that life!) as well as attainable (warm, inviting).  Staged homes sell faster, for more.  

So how do we do it?  

First, minor repairs or renovations.  If you're tired of the original vanity and dingy contractor grade paint, chances are buyers will shy away from those things too.  Is the layout awkward, with a too large hallway or a too small living room?  Appropriately sized furniture with a cohesive design plan, set in the right place can show how to use even the most confusion of spaces.  And finally, paint.  A fresh coat of paint makes all the difference in the world.  Don't skip the baseboards, they count.   The results speak for themselves. 

before

before

listing by carl langschmidt at mrloft.ca   photography by james burry,  designed & styled by michaela burns

listing by carl langschmidt at mrloft.ca   photography by james burry,  designed & styled by michaela burns