It's always a tough call to put a home on the market during Christmas holidays because sometimes all those decorations can get in the way and be quite distracting. Recently, one of our home listings in Dorchester County in North Charleston in Archdale subdivision had a makeover by CSP Elite students, now graduates, led by premier home stager and instructor, Melissa Marro. The students worked extremely hard and this home had major improvements just in the way of decluttering. This is the before photo to the right. The photo actually doesn't look that bad but I always prefer a "neutral" photo. Below is a photo of the dining room after the decluttering project was complete. The Christmas tree still bothers me, but I realized it is the holidays and it's a tough obstacle to overcome this time of year. I certainly don't want to take anyone's Christmas. Regardless, this room looks larger, cleaner and brighter after the small changes.
I give kudos to the staging team who sent me these photos. This next photo shows the importance of having a wide angle lens. An important move to always consider when taking photos is to consider different angles and take photos from different sides of the room. Each angle can showcase different benefits such as the flow of a room.
I love this 3rd photo because it still shows off the formal dining room but also shows off the openness to the Family Room and it removes the Christmas tree. Viola!! Problem solved. And this 3rd photos will be good long after December comes and goes.
What do you think? How do you feel about Christmas decorations in MLS photos?
This home is located in Archdale subdivision just minutes from CAFB. It has 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths, 1822 sqft with 2 car garage. It's priced to sell at $160,000! If you would like more information about this house, contact the CRE Team at info@CharlestonRelocationExperts.com.
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Contact Michele Reneau, Top Real Estate Agent, North Charleston, SC Relocation Expert, CRS, GRI, ABR. 843-814-6680. Michele Reneau is a Certified Staging Professional Elite Instructor and teaches agents how to use staging to maximize their real estate business and Help Sellers Protect their Equity using Home Staging while earning the CSP Elite designation. This class will also focus on helping agents overcome staging objections while emphasis the value and reduction of carrying costs for sellers. Michele is a Certified Residential Specialist with a top real estate team in Charleston, SC. Featured on HGTV's House Hunters and Real Estate Executive Magazine. RESA 2009 and 2010 Staging Realtor of the Year Nominee. The Charleston Relocation Experts Team specializes in military relocation, first time homebuyers and creating marketing exposure to sell your home in the Charleston SC Real Estate market. Michele can also be contacted by email at michele@CharlestonRelocationExperts.com.