By Roslyn Ashford
Plenty of home stagers will tell you the best time to hire a home stager is every time a home is listed for sale. But as a stager, I have found some homes need more staging assistance than others. My experience has found that the strongest cases for home staging are either:
- Vacant properties with an open floor plan (e.g., a living and dining combo)
- Vacant properties with rooms that seem small, or their purpose is confusing
While some buyers can visualize their possessions in a vacant home, staging certainly helps the seller when furniture, art and accessories showcase a home’s layout and help potential buyers see it as a home. A great example is a home for sale in Takoma Park that we recently staged (photo above). The layout was a bit awkward as the house had been recently renovated, but some of the architectural elements of the original home were still intact, as shown above.