The biggest resistance to staging recommendations usually surrounds painting. It is interesting to me that sellers resist painting and then they wonder why a buyer can't overlook it. Fact of the matter is that painting is tedious work and buyers don't want to think about all the work that have to do to move into a house. The reason why you don't want to do it is exactly why you need to do it.
Which living room is more cozy and inviting?
This is the same exact living room. The yellow on the walls was pretty bright (visualize school bus yellow). Painting the walls and adding punches of colors with the pillows gives this room a different look. The seller also used slip covers on the couches and rearranged the furniture per our stager, Melissa Marro's recommendations. The look and feel of the room is transformed!
The master bedroom was painted a very trendy green. It might not be for everyone, but a painting it a more neutral color makes this room more of a relaxing retreat. The seller also reoriented the furniture and added some nice accessories.
Which master bedroom feels more relaxing?
The seller of this Summerville, SC home didn't resist the painting recommendations. Interestingly after the changes were made, they were pleasantly surprised that they enjoyed it very much. Kudos to them for being willing to make the changes!
Michele Reneau - Military Relocation Specialist with Carolina One Real Estate in Charleston, SC.
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