By Barb Schwarz, Stagedhomes.com
There is still a lot of misperception about what staging is, and these days, with Twitter, Facebook, and blogs, information spreads quickly. Each time I come across information that incorrectly describes staging I think of how important it is for us to always educate those we work with, and those we want to work with.
Just the other day an online article was brought to my attention: The article went into great lengths of how staging is about covering up things in a home for sale, thus creating a deception for home buyers visiting the home.
The article further described how agents specifically should caution prospective buyers when they see a staged home, and that “82 percent of home buyers are likely to be distracted from important issues when they go through a staged home. In addition, 51 percent of the respondents noted that staged homes often cover up real defects including structural damage.”
Of course we know this notion couldn’t be further from the truth. At ASP® Staging, we emphasize that staging is all about fully disclosing every feature of a property, not hiding it. Staging is never about fooling people.