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Debra Rosser, President of Staging Matters, is serving on the board of the Dallas/Ft. Worth Chapter of RESA (the Real Estate Staging Association). RESA is an organization dedicated to supporting Stagers and the Real Estate community through education and collaboration. The Dallas Chapter of RESA is a MetroTex affiliate and works very hard to add value and educational resources for our local Realtors and their teams.
Debra is also a TREC approved instructor and teaches a 2 hour MCE course to local Realtors. For more information about hosting a training event please contact Staging Matters directly.
Southlake homeowners invest in home staging to get ready for the spring market quickly and with minimal stress!
This former “Kaleidoscope of Homes” home is ready for the competitive Southlake market after having the home staged by Staging Matters. This home is one of the most unique properties we have worked on. Imagine a Tuscan Villa complete with separate living quarters. The separate quarters, with attached kitchen and full bath, work nicely as an office suite, mother-in-law suite or pool house. The large covered courtyard is perfect for entertaining and outdoor living as it has a large built in grill, built in for the tv and a beautiful fireplace with large seating areas overlooking the back of the property. As you move down into the yard you find a beautiful private pool, large wooded lot and access to a quiet neighborhood pond perfect for fishing. Other features include gorgeous gourmet kitchen, 2 indoor fireplaces (one in the dining room), lots of custom built ins, quiet master suite with restful views of trees from every window, huge master closet, game room with full bar, full media room, laundry rooms on both levels and an additional upstairs outdoor patio.
The homeowners of this project lead very busy lives and decided to let Staging Matters do a lot of the work involved in getting their home on the market. Getting a home ready for the market takes a lot of time and energy and can be very stressful. We spent several days staging the property for the homeowners using what they already had and then shopped for just a few finishing touches. This home is perfect for buyers who love to entertain, who are looking for a true outdoor living experience and for buyers who would enjoy the bonus of having some semi-separate quarters. The finishing details of the home are right on cue with what buyers in this price range are looking for. Seeing is believing. Come on by; this is a delightful living experience not to be missed!
At the risk of the search engines putting my article in some crazy adult places I do not want to be I think we need to examine the benefits, and what I see as draw backs, of the “strip and go naked home staging” style.
Imagine a room that contains 1 couch, 1 chair, 1 painting, 1 coffee table and 1 lamp, and nothing else. You have seen that room. Now imagine a kitchen; with nothing on the counters or walls. This is what some agents and even some home stagers think staging should look like. This is what I call “strip and go naked staging”.
When you tell a client to remove all the clutter this is sometimes what you get. It is true that less is more when staging….to a point. We do want to remove distractions and help buyers imagine their own things in a room. It is important to declutter. This kind of staging does address the “clean” look a staged home should enjoy. I know some very busy stagers that create this kind of look. In my opinion though this is like only getting half way there…
This look is not hard to achieve. Simply tell your clients to pack everything but the furniture and you are here. No stager needed really. But there is a problem; a big glaring problem from my perspective with this style of staging.
Staging is about creating uncomplicated clean lines. But it also has an obligation to spark imaginations, drawing the eye to places in the room on purpose and dare I say…drawing the eye away from some places in the room, on purpose. This is done with careful furniture placement, with accessories and with art. Good staging has levels. There are some very simple restful spaces and other places where whimsy and drama should occur.
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by Debra Rosser with Staging Matters
Imagine it is just past 8 in the morning. You are still wearing your pajamas and you are in the middle of feeding your toddler some breakfast. The phone rings. It is the service wanting to let you know that your home is scheduled for a showing within the hour. Read the rest of this entry »
Flower Mound Home Stager Shares Statistics
Do you ever wonder how the staging statistics are gathered and what they mean for homeowners? RESA, the Real Estate Staging Association, has put together a very comprehensive guide explaining some of the financial benefits of staging and takes the mystery out of how staging statistics are gathered. To see this report Click Here.
by Debra Rosser of Staging Matters