(updated 2019) Decor dismantling for the staged home. Do you think your beautifully decorated elegant home doesn’t need to be staged to sell? Think again.
Too much or Taste-Specific Decor?
Is your home so taste-specifically decorated that all a buyer can see is the décor rather than the home? You will need to call in a Professional Home Stager for sure.
I have been called to homes like this time and time again. I’m sure most people would not regard these homes as needing to be professionally staged. Have you ever seen a home so beautifully yet taste-specifically decorated that all you see is the decor? Is it too much ornamentation for potential buyers to see through? Yes, most often it is.
Does your home bear an overwhelming amount of taste-specific décor in each room. It’s a formidable task for you, now as a seller, to look objectively at these rooms. Maybe you have specifically chosen each detailed placement of decor in every room. You may still want to show the home in the original splendor of your specific style. However, is your home blanketed in so much decor the features and selling points of the home are not visible? Can your buyers see through the ornamentation in your home? If not, your buyers will move on to a less personalized home. One they can see themselves living in.
Does this sound like your home? If so, now is the time for professional decor dismantling. Of course, only if you are truly serious about selling your home. This is what you need to do. Piece by piece, layer by layer, removing the elegant décor to show the actual home. Accordingly, this is what buyers need to see and become emotionally attached to before considering to make a home their own.
Do not misunderstand. This is a task that should only be left to an expert staging professional. There is a purpose to each change and it’s not just to put the stager’s design stamp on the home. But it’s to show the home in the best possible light to the most potential buyers. There is a specific strategy of what to remove, what to keep and what to rearrange. Experienced staging and photo-styling abilities are key. Your home needs to be market and photo-ready for those all-important online photos as well as for actual showing purposes.
Not to mention, how emotional this is to you the homeowner! These are delicate situations, to say the least. However, when you as a seller, understand the objective is to help you achieve your goal of a quicker sale. And you will gain more money in your pocket for dismantling your abundant decor. You have to be willing to put your pride aside and become a willing participant. Staging your home for the real estate market is much different than decorating your home to live in.
Staging vs Decorating
When you are staging your home you want it to appeal to the most potential buyers. When you are decorating your home for yourself, you are doing so to suit your own taste and style. Staging for your buyers and decorating for yourself can be totally opposite objectives. Your home is no longer your personalized showpiece but a commodity to sell. You want to appeal to the most buyers. If you have too much in the amount of decor or its too taste-specific decor, it will not appeal to the most buyers. When you are staging your home, that often means less is more.
I am extremely proud every time a home seller is able to relinquish control of their décor for the benefit achieved by the staging transformations! Trust and teamwork are necessary factors for success when selling your home. Wouldn’t you agree? If you are selling your home, consider professional decor dismantling for the staged home. This may be just what your home needs to sell!