Art for Home Staging

Staging a Home for Sale? Use some original art.

home-staging-artOver the past few years as the housing market has had its ups and downs (mainly down, down, down) one of the affiliate industries that took quite a hit was home staging. I was talking to home staging specialist, Cathy Lee of CL Design Services, about the attrition rate among home staging consultants during this period. Locally, it seems that over 40% of the home staging businesses that were in business in 2005 are now out of business. 

Wikipedia - Home staging is the act of preparing a private residence for sale in the real estate marketplace. The goal of staging is to make a home appealing to the highest number of potential buyers, thereby selling a property more swiftly and for more money. Staging techniques focus on improving a property’s appeal by transforming it into a welcoming, attractive product that anyone might want.

art-for-home-staging-san-ramonEven through the hard times, we still encouraged home sellers to use a professional home staging consultant. Staging a home for sell is one of the top 3 items that needs to be addressed when selling a home. If the home isn’t stage in a way that is not only eye-appealing, but also lets the prospective buyers imagine themselves in the home, it’s going to make the home selling process more challenging.

Tracey Harper (The Harper Team) has training in design and she has an expert eye and sense for staging a home to sell. Even so, we usually encourage clients to work with home staging experts because it takes time and attention to detail that we need to invest elsewhere in the sales process. If you haven’t sold a home recently – it’s much more involved than 8 to 10 years ago.

The Use of Art in Home Staging

One of our clients is an artist. Home staging consultants have been using some of her art in homes for sale in San Ramon, Danville and Dublin CA. Art can add sophistication to any room, helping to draw attention to specific areas. The effective use of art in home staging is as important as lighting and decluttering.

Top 10 Home Staging Details

  1. danville-ca-home-staging-artDeclutter
  2. Effective Furniture Groupings
  3. Room Transformations
  4. Lighting
  5. Make it Spacious
  6. Neutral & Appealing
  7. Color
  8. Wall Hangings (ART!)
  9. Decorative Accents (ART!)
  10. Mood

Home Staging can help homes sell faster for top dollar. It makes sense to seek home staging advice when selling your home.

Contact Tracey or CL Design Services for questions on home staging.

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2 Comments

  1. Posted August 2, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Permalink

    Great staging article this morning. And the same principals apply to everyday living – soothes the soul.

  2. Posted August 17, 2012 at 11:31 am | Permalink

    I love this staging article. When selling a home, using staging tips are always a help for beginners. Even with real estate agents we can always help each other with new ideas on home staging tips. I love having neutral colors and a few pictures but show the amenities I the rooms so the home buyer can imagine there own set up if they lived there.
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