In many cases, staging will determine how easily a home will sell, but luckily, it’s one of the few factors that your clients have control over. With a little guidance from their great agent (read: you!) any smart homeowner can get their home picture perfect and buyer ready.
Of course, we’re not talking about major renovations here—just deep-cleaning, uncluttering, and maybe a fresh coat of paint. As agents know, the point of staging is to remove anything that will distract a buyer from all the great things the home has to offer. But for some sellers, it’s easy to go overboard if they’re not careful.
Here are a few of the biggest pitfalls we’ve seen when sellers over-stage a home and how agents can help them avoid these missteps.
1. Don’t be dull.
2. Selling with smell.
3. The sound of music.
4. The elephant graveyard.
5. Wasting money on the wrong renovations.
6. Remove clutter – don’t just move it around.
For the full discussion of these six tips, see Trulia Pro.