Post # 1
We are in the process of trying to stage our house to sell. I was wondering if you could give me some ideas of places that have good looking home decor peices for not too expensive prices (especially nation-wide stores or stores in the Boston area). Looking for some peices of art as well as stuff to put on the mantel and coffee table. Have already looked at Marshalls and TJ Maxx. Thanks in advance!
Post # 2
Michales is a big one that ofers stuff that isn’t too pricy. It might mean putting a couple of pieces together (I bought a bird cage and filled it with fake hydranias that I put on a table) Target and Gordmans have also very generic, but nice looking things.
Post # 3
I wouldn’t buy more stuff just for staging unless you’re a professional, even if you’re sure it’ll fit in your new home. It’s more important to declutter and depersonalize your space, allowing a buyer to visualize their own possessions inside and not be distracted by your personal style. Buyers are looking at the condition of the house, not art. My two cents.
Post # 4
canadajane: Agree! When my friend had her condo up for sale last year, the realtor said to declutter, not add pieces. She also said a clean house is more important than the decor, so she recommended spending money having the place deep cleaned (where baseboards and areas you don’t always get to often are sparkling).
If you want to add just a couple of items, I always find things at HomeGoods. You may want to check out IKEA too.
Post # 5
WeddingBecks: staging makes sense to sell a house. Buying things to stage does not though. What in particular are you trying to get? stuff for walls or stuff to put on tables? I recently sold my house and got huge compliments on the decor/paint. Obviously you dont have to follow these but here is the link to the actual listing http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2816-Luverne-Ave-Oregon-OH-43616/34729636_zpid/. I got 2k below the asking price and my appraisal came back just 1k below the listing. We had 7 showings within the first 3 days on market and 3 offers within 5 days. I am not a professional stager but I am addicted to HGTV. As previously indicated, declutter, depersonalize. We turned on all of the lights/fans and the ONLY things that stayed in the bathroom was toilet paper, towel, hand soap. All of our shower items were removed. I hid the trash can in the garage. Put my laundry hamper under the bed. I turned all the lights/fans on for the showings and kept the curtains opened. So as for the actual questions- if you dont plan on keeping the stuff you buy and are just using it for staging- Check out craigslist, thrift stores and garage sales. Is there something specific that you are looking for? I used a few DIY ideas for things so I dont mind helping out
Post # 6
A home blog I read just posted about this. I can’t post the direct link on my tablet, but here’s the site link.
I wouldn’t recommend buying things to stage so much as removing and rearranging the things you have. Buyers are visual and want to see their own things in the home. Hell some buys are pretty dull too, thus you have to repaint walls a neutral color because some people really can’t see past that fabulous fun hue you love you kitchen if they don’t like it.
Post # 7
canadajane: Misswhowedding: southsun: Sara1923: SnowInApril: <br />
Thanks ladies. A bit of background for my situation – our realtor works with a professional stager (he pays her, not us), and she sent us a report of all the things we should do. While all of it was common sense, some of her suggestions were to add artwork to a few of the bare walls in our house, fresh flowers, and table decor. As for de-cluttering, honestly our house is way too big for us – so there’s not much clutter – but we did remove everything off our counter tops in the kitchen (and added a lemon arrangement which I’m very excited about). I also had some pro help making beds and folding towels from a relative who works for Bed Bath and Beyond…