5 Reasons To Take Down Family Photos For Staging
But Those Are My Kids!
The first thing you will hear out of just about any Real Estate Expert’s mouth is, take down all of your family photos. If you are researching ways to prepare your home for sale, you will no doubt read that family photos need to come down because buyers will have a tough time viewing the home as their own while they are seeing someone else’s family showcased there. That is true but there are many other important reasons to do so.
As a professional home stager, I often provide a Home Staging Consultation and most, not all, but most, are willing to pack up their family photos because they have been told that the space needs to be neutral. I also come across those that refuse to take down family photos. “I spent a lot of money on that picture” or “but those are my children and I want to see them”. One home I entered didn’t have any other art on the walls except large family photos. And I mean “large”!
Think About The Buyer
As I began to explain, buyers will see your family and have a tough time seeing their own living here, I could see that wasn’t going to work with her. I went on to say “When we stage, I need to hang a big, beautiful piece of wall art there over the sofa”. Nope! She thought the picture was beautiful. I further explained that buyers will stop and examine the photos to see if they know the people instead of focusing on the room you are trying to sell. “That’s fine, she said”. Just like buyers, we were spending way too much time focused on the discussion of the family photos so I moved on with the consultation and tour of the home.
Original Article Source Credits: Staging Consultants, https://stagingconsultants.biz
Article Written: Sneude01
Original Article Posted on: January 14, 2020
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