3 Reasons Why Staging a Vacant Home Is Critical
Posted in REALTOR® Magizine, Staging, Staging Tips, by Blog Contributor on March 4, 2019

By Audra Slinkey, Home Staging Resource

When you see before-and-after photos of spaces not staged versus staged, it’s easy to quickly become a believer in home staging! Vacant spaces, in particular, absolutely need to be staged for these 3 HUGE reasons…

1. An empty room EASILY SHOWS its flaws

I don’t know about you, but I’m not a fan of strutting around in my bikini these days … are you? Why? Because with very little on, you can see every flaw on my body. Empty rooms are no different!  No room is perfect and empty ones especially are like walking around naked. Look at this room below which in its naked condition appears dark, dreary, small and what is that THING under the window?























Buyers walking into this space would immediately think it’s far too dark and notice the under window contraption. Then, they would walk out.  But look what happens when this room becomes professionally staged by a certified home stager (Stephanie White Interiors)



















                                                              Staged by Stephanie White Interiors

If you were not a “staging believer” before … I bet you are now!  You don’t notice the under-window contraption, darkness, or dreariness in a room staged and styled with warmth, texture, and well … fully dressed.
This room was brought back from the dead, literally!

2. An empty room almost ALWAYS looks smaller than it really is

People have no imaginations and let’s face it, how could buyers intuitively even know if furniture will fit into a space. Empty rooms almost always appear smaller than they really are because without furniture … it has no frame of reference.