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Should You Change the Purpose of a Room When Selling?

Should You Change the Purpose of a Room When Selling?

As a home stager in Atlanta, this happens to be one of the most frequently asked questions I'm asked. So... here's my advice.

The short answer - yes.

The long answer is that there are variables that play into that decision. Here are a few:

 

  • Understand the demographics of the buyer. Young, old, with kids or without kids helps guide you.
  • Does the function of the room today fit across a broad base of prospective buyers?

 

What always makes sense is to ensure the room is displayed properly. In other words, if you have a bedroom that you're using for a storage room, now is the time to take and purge, redistribute and/or donate. 

Here's an example of a room that definitely served it's purpose for the homeowner when they were living in the home. Given that they had moved out, we were able to convert the room to a bedroom from a nursery.

Here's the before picture:

Bedroom before picture

Here's the after picture:

After Picture Bedroom

Home was on the market for almost 2 years without an offer. Converting this room and all the others in this home and the owner had a binding contract in 2 weeks.

 

Home Staging Atlanta - Kathy Nielsen - 678 522 8392

 TOP 10 Professional Stager of the Year in the

United States 2013  - RESA


This Atlanta home stager understands what it takes to separate your home or listing from the others on the market. Armed with a massive inventory, we can add the furniture and accessories befitting the style of the home as well as the demographics of the buyer. We also provide our after pictures at no additional charge. 

 

Atlanta Georgia Home Stager Kathy Nielsen

 

Our Atlanta home staging services have helped hundreds of sellers secure a contract quickly. Visit our website at http://atlantahomestaging.net to see first-hand the solutions for selling your home, listing or flipped property. Contact us today to schedule your appointment by emailing Kathy at Kathy@HomeStagingAtlanta.com or by calling 678 522 8392. We've got the furniture and accessories your home needs!

 

 

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Comment balloon 24 commentsKathy Nielsen • January 20 2011 09:54AM
Should You Change the Purpose of a Room When Selling?
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