Beware of Vignette Staging!

02 Aug Beware of Vignette Staging!

It sounds so nice.  Vignette.  Like a little scene.

Not so much.

Vignette Staging is sometimes utilized to give a listing some “life,” to make it seem appealing and inviting.  The problem is, it just looks awkward — like the movers forgot to pack and move some of the seller’s belongings.

A tree in the corner of the room, or a random chair, or only towels in a bathroom, or a few items in the kitchen.  These “vignettes” just aren’t going to cut it with today’s sophisticated buyer, who most probably watches HGTV and surfs Houzz and Pinterest.

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The purpose of Staging a vacant property is to provide scale and warmth to a room.  Counterintuitively, a space always looks bigger with furniture (appropriately sized, of course).  It also looks more inviting furnished.  The buyer can imagine it as a home – not a house or a piece of property, but a home.
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